Wednesday, January 18, 2006

Specialty threads

I was wondering what kind of threads/floss you gals are using on your projects? If you are using overdyes, can you let us know? I am sticking to DMC because they are washable. With all of us handling each other's designs, they will probably get a little soiled even though we will be super careful. I had to wash the RR I participated in when it came home. Just to let you know.

8 Comments:

At 6:03 AM, January 18, 2006, Blogger Carol said...

I am sooooooooo jealous :-) I would love to participate in a project like this. Anyone know if anyone else is putting one of these together??

 
At 10:22 AM, January 18, 2006, Blogger Annemarie said...

No Carol, I'm sorry. But I'm sure if you meet some other enthusiasts, you can do it yourself! Dianne, I'm not a great fan of the over-dyes, so I'm definitely looking forward to stitching your project. My design really needed GAST and WDW, otherwise it would have become dull, but that doesn't mean you need to use them on mine! Is it possible to have stitching steam cleaned?

 
At 11:55 AM, January 18, 2006, Blogger Barbara said...

No, it's the moisture that makes the dyes run, so steam cleaning would be the worst possible thing to try. I believe chemical cleaning (at the dry cleaners) would be safe for most threads, but some fabrics can't be chemically cleaned.

 
At 3:21 PM, January 18, 2006, Blogger Barbara said...

I thought I also left a comment about my threads, but I don't see it, so I must've goofed on the verification step.

I am using overdyed fibers on my piece, so this will not be washable. I'm happy to use whatever anyone has a preference for - just make sure I know before I start stitching! :-)

 
At 8:11 PM, January 18, 2006, Blogger Rachael said...

I love overdyes but I was planning on sticking to DMC and Anchor or other washable threads. I am sure everyone will be careful, but a year and a half is a loooong time!

 
At 8:27 PM, January 18, 2006, Blogger Susimac said...

I'm using anchor and DMC, BUT I may use some overdyes probably WDW on one of my projects houses, if you rinse overdyes like Gast or WDW, then dry them before stitching I have been told that they stay colourfat as you have rinsed out the surplus dye!! Don't know if thats true or not.

If anyone doesn't want me to use O/D on theirs I'll continue with the WDW and DMC, DMC have some nice random thread and I like tweeding too as I have with my first house, that gives it a mottled effect.

 
At 9:31 PM, January 18, 2006, Blogger Dianne said...

Thanks for filling me in. You can sure get some awesome effects with even DMC. I did a little town design for my nephew and mixed red and orange for brick color and it was really neat.
Is it too late to have Carol join us? I know you know her Barbara (even better than me).

 
At 1:33 PM, January 19, 2006, Blogger Barbara said...

I'd also enjoy having Carol join us. How does everyone else feel?

 

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