Thread Gatherer's beautiful silk/wool blend embroidery thread Sheep's Silk is recommended by Salley Mavor (Felt Wee Folk and Felt Wee Folk New Adventures author) for making tiny strands of hair on the wood bead heads of her "wee folk" pipe cleaner dolls. Use with #7 Embroidery Needles.
Other applications include wool embroidery, crazy quilt stitches, cross stitching and needlepoint. This thread is too thick and not recommended for sewing on Waldorf doll hair wigs.
Cross-stitching: Perfect on 18 count linen over two. Gives a tighter and fuller stitch on 28 count linen.
Needlepoint: 18 count canvas - provides beautiful coverage when used with a basketweave or tent stitch and performs well when used for specialty stitches.
Hand Dyed in the United States.
Content: 50% Silk, 50% Wool
How to use: Use Sheep’s Silk just as it comes off the skein, do not ply down.
Hand-dyed colors from left to right: Black, Blond, Auburn, Brown, Grey, Brunette, Ginger (Silver not shown)
Posted by Elizabeth on 31st Jan 2016
This is the softest embroidery thread I've come across. Absolutely perfect for hair on small dolls, peg people and bendy dolls.
Posted by Karen on 17th Apr 2015
Could not find a source locally for this thread which makes wonderful wigs for my fairy dolls. Nothing compares!