HNW - Colorfast Silk Thread

Sue Clemenger mooncat at in-tch.com
Sat May 6 06:57:08 PDT 2000


Thanks for the info.  IIRC, what was determined to have caused the
bleeding from my silk floss was the soap I used to try to clean the
piece (woolite).  I haven't had the same problems with other colors from
the same company, just red, which is, apparently, a notoriously vagrant
dye.
--Maire

Katherine Estep wrote:
> 
> Hello, everyone
> 
> A little while ago there was a discussion about the colorfastness of
> silk thread.  Now that I was a little more certain, I thought that I
> would make a recommendation.  I just finished a detailed and many
> colored embroidery.
> 
> It is an Elizabethan embroidery slip in tent stitch.  Unfortunately, it
> acquired the typical rhomboid shape which needs blocking to straighten.
> I had tested the thread but was still extremely nervous.  I have
> immersed the entire project in water twice with no color bleeding!!!
> The brand of silk floss that I used is Splendor.  According to the card
> that it is wrapped on it is 100% Silk, 12-ply, 8 Yards, Hand Washable,
> Test First.  It is distributed by Raindbow Gallery 7412 Fulton Ave #5
> N.Hollywood CA 91605
> 
> I hope this helps.
> 
> Happily stitching,
> Clare
> 
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