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Hand dyed thread

Created in this Craftsy Course

Stupendous Stitching: Adventures in Surface Design taught by Carol Ann Waugh

Set your sewing machine and imagination free in this fun exploration of embroidery designs, decorative sewing machine stitches, couching and binding.

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Category Quilting
Type Home Decor
Style Funky, Casual
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What materials did you use? White mercerized embroidery thread. Cotton dyes.

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What are you most proud of? It's pretty

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What advice would you give someone starting this project? Follow directions for dyeing fabrics first before dying thread.

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Great idea. What an inspiration Judy

08/15/2012 Flag

Yummy! Where did you buy the white embroidery thread?

08/15/2012 Flag

It was in my garage, long time stored cool and dark. Was my mother's for a huge double weave fabric embroidery project she never finished. I've dyed quite a bit of silk and wool fiber and yarn, so just new fiber type and dying chemicals/processes for the cotton. Could buy embroidery floss anywhere, I guess. This is 2 ply. I would rather have 3 ply, I think.

08/15/2012 Flag

http://halcyonyarn.com/products/yarn/082.html

03/12/2013 Flag

http://halcyonyarn.com/products/yarn/082.html

03/12/2013 Flag

This I have found to be the best for Perel cotton. Comes in # , 3 (heaviest) 5 and 12. Then Tencel in size 8. I took Janes class too and although I can't hand sew any longer doesn't mean I cant have fun with the yarn. Prices are very reasonable. Just had some mini cones in the mail yesterday and have them ready to clean and into the dye pot or baggie.

03/12/2013 Flag

sorry about those repeats, its getting late here in Denver.

03/12/2013 Flag

I would like to use some of these types of yam to mix in with hats mad scared, to filialy sweaters, it would look awesome.

08/19/2012 Flag

Yum! You'll have fun stitching with these! Is that a little helper I spy on your profile pic LOL? A baby bichon?

09/01/2012 Flag

No, a Havanese. Still cute as I was told recently. Belongs to a friend of a friend. Was gently dyed with Kool Aid at the time

09/01/2012 Flag

A Havanese... oh very cute... I'd be keeping him or her LOL. Can't wait to see what you do with these threads... if only I lived closer, you might "lose" them ;-)

09/01/2012 Flag

They are easy to dye. Just buy a big ball of #8 white embroidery thread. Wrap in skeins, maybe pre-wash gently. I think I'd wrap and tie them in bigger skeins next time, do a light overall dye first. Then use Zip Lock bags and dip them in 1 or 2 other colors. The dye travels up the fibers, so I'd want to experiment on a couple low yardage skeins first to see how the colors behave before I got serious with more dyeing.

09/02/2012 Flag