HNW - Colorfast Silk Thread
skinner02 at sprynet.com
Sun May 7 01:56:27 PDT 2000
Gosh, don't be afraid of it... just cut a length that is comfortable for you
and plough right into the fabric with it. At about $1.00 a pack, I tend to
use a lot of the stuff. Some of my blackwork things have been washed a good
dozen times and washed pretty vigorously (insofar as the class pieces that
get handled go).
Dampen, I've never done that although I confess to being a consistent floss
I use the stuff on linen, on damask aida, on perforated paper on silk, with
gold, to make tassels - in short for everything one would use stranded
As I said earlier, I've had only one minor difficulty with colorfastness and
that was easily handled.
It is my fiber of choice for period samplers and silk shading.
----- Original Message -----
From: "Connie Carroll" <Connie.Bunny at worldnet.att.net>
To: <H-Needlework at ansteorra.org>
Sent: Sunday, May 07, 2000 12:33 AM
Subject: RE: HNW - Colorfast Silk Thread
> I bought several skeins of Madeira silk thread but have been very leery of
> using it. I have heard that I need to wet - only cut in in 8 to 10"
> Would someone who has worked with it please give me some guidelines as I
> really want to try it.
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