Painting Embroidery Thread

I have been working on a hand embroidery project.  I have been using Sulky 12 wt Cotton Petites and Linda Palaisy’s hand-dyed Soy Silk and didn’t have the right colour of thread of either in my stash.  So I decided to paint some white 12 wt Sulky cotton thread using Inktense Blocks.

White thread ready to be coloured

White thread ready to be coloured




I wrapped a length of thread once around the clothes line and pinned it.  Then, using a dampened sponge, I wet the thread.








I re-wet the sponge and wrung it out.  Using the side of a Derwent Inktense Block I coloured the damp sponge. Holding on to the end of the thread to keep it taut I wiped the sponge up and down the thread making sure it was completely covered.dyeing-thread-first-colour



After rinsing out the remaining colour. I covered the sponge with a second, darker colour.









I then coloured over parts of the thread.





After the thread dries I will iron it and then re-wet it and use a sponge or old wash cloth to remove the excess colour.





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