The title of this post is thread love ,so I guess I should explain it a bit.Many of you talk of about fabric addiction ,but mine is thread.I can't help myself ,if I could I would have a room full of thread.My favorite has to be embroidery floss ,although I always find myself walking up and down the isles of yarn and crochet thread in stores.I can't crochet or knit but I still have to walk up and down drooling and touching the beautiful colors and textures .LOL! Hubby just stands back watching and shaking his head.Good thing he is a patient man.
I bought a floss lot off from ebay.It had been cut and packaged for kits but for the price I could not resist it.I knew that most of the colors were not my usual choices but I was thinking that it would be fun to dye them.
This is the way it arrived.Lots of floss but it needed to be separated out into individual colors.
This is after several days of separating into individual color piles and then twisting into 20 yard skeins.Such wonderful goodness.
While the colors are pretty as they are,I usually like darker shades to work my punch needle projects.Yep, you guessed it...time to drag the crock pot and dye out.Hubby was really shaking his head (you'd think he'd be used to these things by now) and saying wouldn't it be easier just to buy the colors I like.Of course it would but it sure would not be as fun.LOL! I used Rit dye in dark brown,tan ,scarlet and some custom mixed colors.Now these colors I love,just wonderful in my opinion.
Won't these be nice for Fall projects?
I think when it was all tallied up I ended up with something like 389 skeins of floss! Yippee! I still have more to dye and I am thinking of doing some with black and maybe gray.Should be fun.Some skeins have already been used in a few projects that I will share later on.I have been watching for more lots like this,it is a lot of work but the reward is awesome.
Off to work on another punch needle project.Stay warm and safe friends.Blessings,Jen