I’ve never gotten over dyed threads. I started dyeing threads 15 years ago. These are #5 weight pearl Cottons. They work brilliantly in an adjusted bobbin case. And they. dyed like champs. Someone asked how I dye thread, and how it washes out, so here you are.
Of course you have to wash them out. There is no trick at all to dyeing thread. Add color. There you are.
Washing them out. Not so easy.
Enter the less than lovely lump. These threads have been twisted into lumps and stuffed in black nylon stockings. Once they’re tied, they’re going no where bad. Throw them in the washer with synthropol and softener on the last wash, and you get.
Once you cut away the stockings, it get’s much more exciting.
Altogether, this is what this batch looked like.
Most of these are for me. But I am putting a small quantity of them on sale at Etsy as kits of three threads in dark, light and shocker/shader collections. You’ll find them on my Etsy shop at etsy.com/ellenanneeddy/
Here’s what the threads looked like.
I put them in packages of threes, perfect for embroidery, bobbin work, couching, crazy quilting and hand stitching.
They come in
- Stone Grey
- Growing Greens
- Blueberry Blue
- Aqua Waters
- Ripe Reds
- Tangerine Dreams
- Glorious Mud
- Sunflower Yellows
I’ve dyed for thread. Wouldn’t you?