Hand Overdyed Pearl 5: Designed to co-ordinate with the Threadworx range of six strand cottons, this is a premium quality, single strand pearl 5 embroidery thread is made from the finest 100% long-staple, Egyptian Giza cotton. It has been overdyed by hand to create subtle shading and colour variation.
20 yard skein (about 18mt.)
Although ThreadworX products are carefully dyed to be colorfast, environmental issues have eliminated certain chemicals that ensure this process. Therefore it is important to launder any project with dark colors very carefully. We seldom have a problem with our colors running but we cannot guarantee complete colorfastness. Specialty threads must be treated gently! The threads must first be unskeined, put into a bathroom basin 1/2 filled with cold water with 2 tbls. table salt and 2 tbls. vinegar. Soak for 2-3 minutes, remove, blot with towel and let dry. This is recommended for any piece that will require washing. Please Note: HOT WATER and using a STEAM IRON and/or a damp cloth when pressing completed project will reactivate dyes and cause bleeding. If your work has been completed and the dyes have bled in washing then you must soak the piece in ICE WATER until the color starts to bleed out. Remove from the water and run an ice cube over the problem area and then place back in fresh ice water to soak again. Repeat this process until the problem area is clear of dye. This may take continued effort, possibly over a few days, but it does work!