using black thread

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using black thread

by mlgrandy » Tue Sep 06, 2016 5:53 pm

Hi, I will be starting a new pattern and it contains a lot of black. The last time I used black in a pattern some of the material showed through. Is there a way to avoid that happening? Thanks, Marilu
 
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Re: using black thread

by DisneyStitcher » Tue Sep 06, 2016 6:10 pm

You can either stitch on a dark(er)fabric or use 1 thread more than you typically would for the thread count. For instance, consider using 3 threads instead of 2 on 14 ct.
 
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Re: using black thread

by rcperryls » Tue Sep 06, 2016 7:02 pm

Black threads seem to be the thinnest of all the colors. I think it has something to do with the dying process. DMC 310 is, I think, the worst of all of them. Anchor black (403) is slightly thicker. I'm not sure about other brands. Depending on the project, using a darker fabric makes sense. I have never tried adding a strand, but if it looks better and not bulky I would try it.

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Re: using black thread

by stitchhappy18 » Wed Sep 07, 2016 5:22 pm

rcperryls wrote:Black threads seem to be the thinnest of all the colors. I think it has something to do with the dying process. DMC 310 is, I think, the worst of all of them. Anchor black (403) is slightly thicker. I'm not sure about other brands. Depending on the project, using a darker fabric makes sense. I have never tried adding a strand, but if it looks better and not bulky I would try it.

Carole
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I have also switched to using Anchor for better coverage.
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Re: using black thread

by mlgrandy » Wed Sep 07, 2016 5:36 pm

Thank so much for your suggestions . I think I will try the 3 strands first and if that looks to bulky I will try the Anchor thread.
 
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Re: using black thread

by Serinde » Thu Sep 08, 2016 2:13 pm

Madeira black is said to be better than either DMC or Anchor. Using a pewter coloured background fabric would also help avoid bits of white showing through. (Weavers call the bits of warp thread that show from insufficient beating down "lice". YUK!)
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