My sampler is growing! And my experience is too!
Today I was using a tan chenille as my thread of interest. The bottom of the picture has it alternating with a gold boucle type of yarn (one shot chenille, two shots gold). The upper sections have it alternating with a fine red thread.
The interplay of the different yarns is mind-boggling! I like the gold/chenille part. I wasn't sure I would. I also like the pattern that developed with the use of the fine thread and the chenille.