I received an email from one of the author/bloggers from And then we set it on fire who asked some interesting questions. One was where did I get the thread that I used for dyeing. I bought it at Walmart. Walmart is not my store of choice but they do have a few weird items that I have found handy.
This thread is for crocheting dollies and bedspreads - not my thing. It is called Aunt Lydia's crochet cotton. It is mercerized - a BIG bonus because mercerized cotton REALLY takes color well. The Walmart link is to the cotton thread. First of all the cotton thread comes in a few different sizes. I use #3 which a thicker pearl cotton weight.
I found this HUGE skein of cotton on sale somewhere for about $9.00 so I grabbed it. I usually buy skeins about the size of an orange. They are easier to handle.
I slid one end under the threads
and tied a knot.
Next I slip the thread off the foam board.
I continued to twist until it was tight on my finger tips.
Then guided the skein into a twist using the lower hand.
You can really see the difference in the sizes of the #3 on right and the #10 on the left.
This thread is so yummy when dyed you can easily get addicted.
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