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lorrayne

Embroidery silks

Hi

I want to embroider a design on a white shirt does anyone know if the silks are colour fast as item would have to washed?

Thanks

L
Jam Lady

Cut a few inches off each color. Place each separately in a little dish of water with a drop or two of detergent. Leave overnight and see if any color has been released.
tahir

Maybe worth doing a wet rub test too, just get some thread wet and rub it against the cotton
sean

Couldn't you just wash the threads before embroidering with them?
tahir

Some dyes will always leach a little, unless the thread packaging says different it's worth testing
dpack

wot tahir said, what jam lady said and what sean said

pre washed thread will not bleed as much as "fresh" but if it is important still do tests to see if you need to wash it some more.

silk tends to take and keep dyes quite well but so does fresh white cotton as a secondary



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Mistress Rose

Most embroidery 'silks' are cotton, and I agree with the others. Put the thread on white cotton when wet and see what happens.
lorrayne

Many thanks all.

L
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