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Has Anyone Used This?
Mon, Oct 30, 2006 8:26 AM
Posted by Sandy O.
I am currently working on a project for a Silver Wedding Anniversary Sampler. I purchased the DMC metallic silver #30145. This is different to any thread I have used in the past. Tried to use it as usual - but it seems to kink badly. Project is being stitched on evenweave linen 28ct. Any suggests on this product? My deadline is 3 weeks from now.Thanks in advance for any suggestions.
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    Reply from Estelle
    Monday, October 30, 2006 1:09 PM
    Try dampening the floss. Not wet just a little damp and it will help stop the kinking. Also use shorter lengths. There is a product out called stitch heaven and running it across that will help also. Instead of using DMC silver I use Kreinik #4 very fine braid. It's a lot easier to work with. Go to top
    • Reply from Sandy O
      Monday, October 30, 2006 7:02 PM
      Thanks Estelle - I will try to dampen the floss. Fortunately I only plan to use it as an accent so I will not be using very long lengths. However I have not yet come across the Kreinik braid, do you get it at a specialty store? Usually I get supplies from the Hobby Lobby, Wal-Mart or Michaels. Should I use a single strand or double or the DMC metallic? Go to top
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      Reply from Sandy O
      Monday, November 6, 2006 1:07 PM
      Thank you so much for your suggestion - I tried dampening the floss and it worked like a dream. I appreciate you assistance. Go to top
      • Reply from Estelle
        Monday, November 6, 2006 8:56 PM
        So glad to hear that dampening it worked out for you. Happy Stitching Go to top