Monday, 16 June 2014

Hand Dyed Thread

 I have been careful when purchasing my tatting supplies to do a little research to get good quality at a great price and so far have been quite satisfied with my shuttles and threads.

Today I received my first batch of Hand Dyed Thread (HDT).  I purchased a bit of Parakeet, Stardate and Corsage from Yarnplayer.  I have been admiring from afar and now have some to tat.  Any advice to move it from the hank to my shuttles?



7 comments:

  1. Wind each one onto an Eazybob first and label them with the name and size. Works for me.
    http://www.palmerlooms.com/palmerlooms603.html

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    1. Thanks Jane, a while back I was in my local bead shop and bought three EZ Bobs thinking they would hold some thread nicely for a traveling project. and the HDT came with nice little labels. Now that my stash is growing I need to make or buy some labels.

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  2. Oh I bought the parakeet one too, and have got the plans and picture taken as well! this thread looks so beautiful, makes me want to tat :)

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  3. Thanks Carollyn, It is a good thing they came with a see thu sleeve cause I am finding it hard to take my hands off them. My mind spins with all the ideas I have for these, but one step at a time.

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  4. Yes, EZ bobs are great. Failing that, wind onto an old core from the middle of a ball of thread, or even a piece of cardboard. Don't try to leave it as a hank, that's all. Muddles will ensue!

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  5. I untwist the hank and lay the "circle" of thread on my table. I put a heavy water glass inside each end of the circle and they keep the thread from tangeling while I wind it onto an EasyBob. Yarnplayer's labels are on a little thread that I slip around the wound EasyBob to easily label the wound thread. You have some wonderul colors. Karen in OR

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  6. Karen, that is almost what I did. I put a pencil through the EZ bob to help with the winding.

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