I've made more progress on the Mewtopia donation item. I have taken photos of how I formed the M... thought you might like to see how EASY it is to work with the DMC Memory Thread.
I pre-cut the various segments of DMC Memory Thread to make the M. You can see I have 6 segments cut. Later I realized I still needed one more, but the photo was already taken. Oops... sorry. The DMC Memory Thread is a thin, thread-wrapped copper wire; you will still want to use Utility Scissors for cutting... not your good needlepoint scissors. I also used a Trolly Needle as well as Tweezers for poking and plunging through the canvas.
The next photos are showing the sequence for making the M. I started close to the E, and worked towards the Left which gave me a relative perspective for spacing. Each of these segments are still loose. I haven't secured any of the letters yet. It is easy to remove and re-space, if needed.
I will check & double check (with fresh eyes) before I begin securing the DMC Memory Thread to the canvas. First, I will couch them in place using 1 strand DMC Floss 310; then I will secure the ends to the back of the canvas. Again, this is a real fun technique to do. Have you thought about adding some DMC Memory Thread to your needlepoint?
The DMC Memory Thread comes in 18 colors. I found a nice PDF chart from DMC showing their colors and the best matching DMC Floss. Here's the link.
Next time I should be wrapping up this Mewtopia Wine and Whiskers Silent Auction donation item. It has been fun to share my experience with the Needlepoint Study Hall viewers. Thanks, Robin