Introduction: Fix for Tangling Embroidery Thread
Hey there! Do you dye your own embroidery thread? Does it tangle? Well, I have a solution for you. I came up with this before I went out of town for a weekend and I wanted to share it with my community of DIYers. :) So here goes.
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Step 1: Gather Your Materials
For this instructable you'll need the following items:
-Old empty gift card
-Coin (to round the corners)
-The thread you want to keep tangle-free
Step 2: Step Two
Grab your gift card and fold it in half, making sure the two halves are even. Bend it back and forth a few times. This will make it easier to cut it. You'll want to bend it back and forth until the crease in the middle turns white.
Step 3: Step Three
Now take your coin and draw around it on all four corners, making sure you're careful when you cut.
Step 4: Step Four
Cut a slit in the bottom of the card.
Step 5: Step Five
You can also cut your card into a spool. I like the spool for storage-I keep embroidery thread in an old peanut butter jar for easy transporting because I like to make bracelets on the go. The shape demonstrated in the last step is best for dying thread. What I do is take white thread (every pack you buy gives you a lot of white!) and wind it around my card then dye it. It somehow tangles itself into a big messy bird's nest while in the dye. I like to dye my own thread because it's fun to make my own variegated colors. Thanks for checking this Instructable out and happy DIYing! :)