Introduction: DIY Variegated Thread

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-Plain white embroidery thread


-Rubbing alcohol


-Something to color on

-Iron and something to iron on

Step 1: Prepare the Thread

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Grab your thread and remove the paper thingies. Place it on a plastic bag or something else to protect your work surface.

Step 2: Color

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Color segments of it until you reach the end.

Step 3: Add Alcohol

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Carefully drip rubbing alcohol on your thread so the colors blend and let it dry.

Step 4: Heat Set

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Grab the iron and something to iron on (I use an old T-shirt). Place the thread on whatever you're ironing and iron. I leave it for about 5 minutes so the color is set. Flip it over and repeat on the other side. Then wind it on a bobbin and you're done! Enjoy! ;)


ashleyjlong (author)2016-01-08

Cool! Is there any risk of the sharpie bleeding out later, or is the heat set a total color lock?

zaikami (author)2015-12-21

Can we use surgical spirit 95% ?

nanaverm (author)2015-12-21

Thanks for showing us how to do custom team or group colors. (Go Red Hat Society! - red and purple).

Kozmicblues69 (author)2015-12-19

YES! I will never have to buy this expensive thread again! :p Thanks for sharing this, it's a very good idea!

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