Sunday, June 28, 2009

Oh, What a Tangled Web!

About three years back, while visiting in China at the silk painting factory, there was the opportunity to purchase silk threads, very fine threads, all dyed with lovely colors. The price was right--20 Yuan, about $2.40 for a small skein. Well, at least it looked like a skein all wound nicely in its neat little twist. Recently, as there were some embroidery pieces to be done, a thought crossed through the brain to use some of these fine threads. It would be simple to take the small twisted skein and wind around a bobbin for usage. Well, here's what happen: one tangled mess of thread!

Time was taken out for breakfast, lunch and afternoon movies (can't see in the dark to keep untangling); still alas, the threads will take some time to reel onto a bobbin before it can be stitched across the cloth.

And to think that the silk worm spun his little cocoon so systemically and smoothly into a neat little ball and it has taken one human a matter of minutes to mess it all up!

A good thing: Knits for Needs

1 comment:

  1. I didn't know you had a blog! Your email signature tipped me off yesterday. I've been missing out. Very interesting and great photos. See you Wednesday!