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Tuesday, 29 June 2010

My Turn to Ask for Help

My cross stitch is growing and it is so relaxing to do..
BUT once again ( I never learn do I it has happened before)  the red thread has marked the white linen
Is there is a way to stop this ? if so  I would love to hear it

The other way out I am thinking is to dye the fabric after it is finished, may be light tea dye or  weak beetroot juice... red currant / cranberry juice ...   may be you have a good natural dye tip. Or can think of a colour that  I could dye the fabric that would work with the red which is DMC 115 variegated.


Shiree said...

if you figure it out let me know, you will have such fun with Leanne and Rosalie!! hmmm now that is a thort, they may know somerhting that might help you...

By Hoki Quilts said...

Oh dear, such a shame after all your hard work. I don't have a solution for you but what about contacting the thread makers they may have a suggestion - just a thought.

Maree: said...

Your Cross stitch is lovely...Thanks for your lovely words on my blog today they are very much appreciated...I don't have your reply addy...

Cindy Brown said...

Laurie, I don't know of a way to keep the thread from marking the fabric. But maybe you could soak it in some cold water with a little mild detergent after you are finished stitching. That might just take the red marks out. But, the idea of hand dying the fabric sounds wonderful too - bet it would look great. Good luck, and can't wait to see what you do with it.

Cindy Brown