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♥ JDR Brazilian Embroidery
♥Hearts and Flowers Designs
♥Quilt Sampler Designs
♥ Brazilian Embroidery Guest Designers
♥Candle In The Cellar
♥Threads and Ribbons
♥YLI Silk Ribbon
♥Rajmahal Art Silk
♥Faceted Metallic Thread
♥Specialty - Metallic
♥Notions and Supplies Index
Notions and Supplies Index
♥Brazilian Embroidery Supplies
Thread organizers, apples for the
EdMar design, color charts, needle packs, needle grabbers, Color Ring.
♥Tools and Gadgets
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♥More notions and supplies
♥ Glues, Sprays and Cleaners
♥ Embroidery Needles
♥Needle Size Charts
♥Thread VS Needle Size
♥Marking Pens and Pencils
♥Cases and Totes
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open the skein:
"How do I open a skein of EdMar thread?"
Move the tag to one side so
you can see the knot. You can cut through the knot or on both sides of it.
ONLY CUT THROUGH THE GROUP OF THREADS THAT ARE GROUPED TOGETHER WITH THE KNOT!
The strands will then be about one yard long. The threads can be steamed with a steam
iron to smooth out the wrinkles and small kinks.
Straightening Your Threads
Because of the
skeining of the threads they will be kinky when the skein is opened. You can
steam or tug them to straighten them but you might want to try my misting
method. It is a kinder, gentler way of straightening the threads. Some
stitchers use a dampened sponge and run their threads across
Sunshine’s Recommended method of straightening the threads:
· Open your threads like explained.
· Let the threads unwind.
· Hang the threads up on a hanger or hook by the tag.
· Space the deep colors away from the light colors. The colors
might bleed if wet and touching each other. (The bleed would wash out but
until the stitching is finished and washed the colors may be misleading)
· Use a bottle with a VERY fine mister
Fill with distilled water.
Mist the threads. MIST – DO NOT DRENCH.
You will immediately see the threads start to straighten.
Why distilled water? You can use any water really - but if your city water
is very chlorinated it is better to use bottled water.
Let your threads hang until COMPLETELY DRY.
· A clothing “wrinkle remover-steamer” can be used to steam out the
wrinkles and kinks in the thread. Run the threads back and forth through
· The threads can be steamed with a steam iron to smooth out the
wrinkles and small kinks. Lay the strands flat out on a thick cloth and
gently run the hot steam, not touching with the iron, over them. DO NOT IRON
Brazilian Embroidery Starter Package
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Sunshine's Newest Book
♥ Thread Organizer
♥ Thread Packets
♥ Brazilian Embroidery 101 Book
♥ Marking Pen
Inventory Sheets 8.5 x 11
Needle Size Charts
♥ Thread VS Needle Size
♥What do I need to begin?
♥Opening A Skein
♥Straightening Your Threads
♥Storing Your Threads
♥Knotting The Thread
♥Correct use of Hoop
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