HNW - Colorfast Silk Thread

AnnaMarie Lubow wolfsong at utah-inter.net
Sat May 6 07:59:20 PDT 2000


Greetings:

I spoke to the Madeira Silk, American Distributor last weekend and he said that
all Madeira silks are colorfast.  Perhaps these will work if you have to wash the
piece frequently.

AnnaMarie
Wolfe Song

Sue Clemenger wrote:

> 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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