Make, learn and talk about needle lace.
Sulky thread is made by Guttermans, I think, and works up well. I did the Duck for the Guild of NL challenge the other year using that thread. Gutterman's silk (on the small blue reel) is good to work with too. It is not slippery like the ?Pipers silk I used once - lovely sheen to it, but hard to keep the open stitches in place. they seemed to slither around!!!
I have also used Sulky cotton quilting threads for needle lace, and I like it a lot. Comes in beautiful colors.
I worked a Kreinik blending filament in with the Sulky thread for part of the duck, to give a bit of a sparkle, but it does not show in the photo. The background was a bit of wallpaper, and I did a couple of reeds in needlelace to cover a couple of the wallpaper ones - just traced over the outlines, and worked them on a pad as usual, then transferred them back!
I will add a photo of the flowers (to the photo section) - but they were worked in 80 crochet cotton - as a sample for changing colours slowly, not in a sharp line.
Post a picture, Teri, of your working with this thread. I am interested in seeing how it comes up.