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InstructionsTwo plies of the floss were much more cooperative than six--especially for burying the ends. Use a drop of Fray Check on the end of the metallic thread every time you cut it to avoid fraying like a mofo. Although my ends were much easier to conceal with two plies, I still wasn't completely satisfied and can see some ends poking out on the selvedges. The next time I think I will try changing ...
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Type of item: Accessory
Perle cotton for warp and 2 plies of silk embroidery floss and Kreinik metallic tapestry thread for weft. Shiny Miyuki size 8/0 seed beads in 3 colors. Done on my Schacht Flip Rigid Heddle loom.
What was your inspiration?
Aforementioned Cuff sighting at Stitches East.
What are you most proud of?
Color choices and improved selvedges.
What advice would you give someone starting this project?
To avoid ends unworking themselves, don't change threads right before or after beaded rows.