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mercerized cotton thread

Posted by MaryTo (My Page) on
Mon, Nov 8, 04 at 8:01

Can I use this kind of thread to hand embroidery?


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RE: mercerized cotton thread

Do you mean the kind you use in the sewing machine? I don't see why you couldn't embroider with it, but you'd need several strands so it would show up.


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RE: mercerized cotton thread

I found a bag of thread that is packaged like dmc floss but its thick and twisted. The picture on the front is for tassels and friendship bracelets. It has a thick interesting texture.

Can you tell I'm new to this? I have cross stitched for years and am rediscovery embroidery. I know this floss won't work for cross stich because it's not 6 threads put together its just the one twisted.


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RE: mercerized cotton thread

OH, that sounds like the kind of thread you would do Hardanger embroidery with. Yes, it would be great for hand embroidery. It comes in different weights.


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