HNW - Colorfast Silk Thread
Noramunro at aol.com
Sun May 7 08:02:02 PDT 2000
In a message dated 5/7/100 7:34:28 AM GMT, Connie.Bunny at worldnet.att.net
> 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" length,
> Would someone who has worked with it please give me some guidelines as I
> really want to try it.
Oh, gee, just plunge right in. I never baby it. Cut it in a comfortable
length (I usually use standard 18" cuts) and don't bother with wetting it.
It's remarkably fuss free, unlike rayon threads, which are more trouble than
they're worth, IM not-so HO. Honestly, it's no harder to work with than
stranded cottons and considerably prettier. I wash all my embroidery very
gently, so there's no difference in how I treat silk pieces as opposed to
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