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Needle Necessities Threads

Note: Needle Necessities products are available
only as our supplies last

 

 

Madras, Opalescence, Rachel Overdyed and
Empress Silk Overdyed are sold out and unavailable

Colorfastness Information


Floss Overdyed

100% cotton -- 139 exciting hand-dyed colors -- 20-yard skein -- $3.40

Floss Overdyed Color List

You can order Needle Necessities Floss Overdyed at our www.APNeedleArts.com online shop

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Pearl 5 Overdyed

100% cotton -- 55 colors compatible with Floss Overdyed colors -- 20-yard skein -- $2.70 -- on sale

Pearl 5 Overdyed Color List

You can order Needle Necessities Pearl 5 Overdyed at our www.APNeedleArts.com online shop

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Pearl 8 Overdyed

100% cotton -- 51 colors compatible with Floss Overdyed colors -- 20-yard skein -- $2.70 -- on sale

Pearl 8 Overdyed Color List

You can order Needle Necessities Pearl 8 Overdyed at our www.APNeedleArts.com online shop

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French Wool Overdyed

100% virgin wool -- 61 hand-dyed colors -- 32-yard skein -- $2.60 -- on sale as supplies last

French Wool Overdyed Color List

You can order Needle Necessities French Wool Overdyed at our www.APNeedleArts.com online shop

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Charleston

100% polyamid with a chain center, no core, and a fuzzy look -- 42 hand-dyed colors --
10-yard skein -- $2.20 -- on sale as supplies last

Charleston Color List

You can order Needle Necessities Charleston at our www.APNeedleArts.com online shop

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Spring II

50%-cotton/50%-rayon -- 52 colors (plus 10 discontinued colors) -- 20-yard skein -- $1.50 -- on sale

Spring II Color List

You can order Needle Necessities Spring II at our www.APNeedleArts.com online shop

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Spring II Shadowdyed

50%-cotton/50%-rayon -- 17 colors (plus 1 discontinued color)-- 20-yard skein -- $1.80 -- on sale

Spring II Shadowdyed Color List

You can order Needle Necessities Spring II Shadowdyed at our www.APNeedleArts.com online shop

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Velour 18 Shadowdyed

100% nylon with a look of velvet -- 24 colors -- 5-yard package -- $2.70 -- on sale as supplies last

Velour 18 Shadowdyed Color List

You can order Needle Necessities Velour 18 Shadowdyed at our www.APNeedleArts.com online shop

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Colorfastness Information from Needle Necessities

Due to the strict regulations imposed by the FDA on dye chemicals now, NO thread is guaranteed 100% colorfast by manufacturers.  The FDA and EPA have removed many ingredients from dyes over the past several years, so now consumers must take special precaution with any colored fiber!  Needle Necessities seldom has problems with colors running but cannot guarantee complete colorfastness.

Specialty threads must be treated gently.  Overdyes must first be unskeined and put into a bathroom basin 1/2 filled with slightly tepid water, 2 tbls. of vinegar, and 2 tbls. of salt.  Soak for 1-2 minutes, remove, blot with a towel and let dry.  This is recommended for a piece that will require washing.  Please note: HOT WATER and using a STEAM IRON will reactivate the dyes and cause bleeding.

A suggestion about removing dyes that have bled is to soak the piece in ice cold water until the color starts to bleed out.  Remove from the water and run ice cubes over the area and place back in fresh ice water to soak again.  Repeat this process until the area of the worked piece is clear of dye.  This may take continued effort over a few days but it does work!

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