Colour run

By mark-worldofXS, Mon, 2010-08-09 16:29
I bought some cheap thread and the colours ran when I washed my stitching. Is there anything I can do?

Don't panic! Just keep rinsing the stitching in cold water until the water is completely clear and no more colour comes out. If you are worried about the colours running, wash your work at a high temperature. This actually helps fix the colours in your threads. It's worth remembering that you shouldn't encounter this problem if you choose one of the recommended brands, DMC, Anchor or Madeira stranded cotton. Save those cheapies for small quick stitch projects that don't require washing.

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