This is what I am working on this week. Its an applique block from a block of the month at One Piece at a Time. I love hand work. What I haven't loved is this thread. And I think its just me. I have been searching all over Google for help. I have been using Superior Masterpiece's bobbins that they make specifically for hand applique. I have even gone so far as to email the manufacturer to see if I am just crazy. (Just did it today so no response yet.) I have been stubborn and dealing with them for the last 6 months trying to make it work out. Everyone raves about how great they are for hand applique. I literally have not found one negative review. My thread keeps breaking. A lot. Like stitch for about an inch and it breaks. My thread isn't too long. I have tried different needles. I have used wax. I think its time for me to part ways with it.
My next try will be with silk. I just can't wrap my head around only needing to use a few neutral colors though. Can you really not see it? Does anyone have any words of advice for a thread for hand applique?
Linking up to Lee at Freshly Pieced.