This listing is for an interesting, hand dyed, gimp cord that has a beautiful matte finish. The inside cotton core is wrapped with rayon fibers. It will add embellishment drama to any of your fiber art, jewelry, hand stitching, and mixed media projects. When stitched on fabric by hand or machine it makes swirling lines, circles, and stems for a very dramatic effect. Beautiful, large, bouillon stitches and French Knots can be made with this cord. It is sure to provide a lovely accent to any of your textile projects.
This cord is perfect for stringing your focal beads. Glass bead makers buy it to hang their handmade beads. To finish the ends and add clasps, place a dab of glue on the ends, add crimps to cover the ends, and attach the jump rings and clasps.
CAUTION: MATTE CORD SHOULD NOT BE USED FOR MACRAMÉ, KNOTTING, OR ANY PROJECT THAT WILL INVOLVE PULLING THE CORD TIGHTLY. IT IS VITAL THAT YOU DO NOT TUG OR PULL IT VERY HARD WHEN WORKING WITH IT BECAUSE TOO MUCH MANIPULATION CAN CAUSE THE RAYON FIBERS TO SEPARATE FROM THE COTTON CORE. ATTACHING IT TO ART QUILTS, MIXED MEDIA ART PROJECTS, AND USING IT TO STRING PENDENTS AND LARGE HOLE BEADS WILL CAUSE NO DAMAGE TO THE RAYON FIBERS.
HOW TO USE: Jewelry: String large hole and focal beads Hand Stitch: Appliqué, Couch, Embroider Machine Stitch: Zig Zag and other decorative stitches
CARE: All of my hand-dyed fibers have been pre-washed to remove any excess dye, but before placing next to white or light colors: rinse in salt, Synthrapol, or vinegar IRONING: If yarn becomes wrinkled, a shot of steam is all that is needed
Uses: Art Quilts Costumes Crazy Quilts Doll Making Embellishment Home Décor Jewelry Making Journals Mixed Media Paper Arts Scrapbooking Textile Art Wearable Art
NOTE 1: PLEASE, CAREFULLY, READ THE DESCRIPTION BELOW FOR THIS RIBBON. I HAVE TRIED TO CLEARLY AND ACCURATELY DESCRIBE ITS COLOR AND SIZE; HOWEVER, IF YOU STILL HAVE QUESTIONS, PLEASE CONTACT ME PRIOR TO MAKING YOUR SELECTION.
SIZE: 1 mm
LENGTH: 4, 1-Yard pieces
NOTE 2: THE LENGTH OF EACH COLOR, THE NUMBER OF COLORS IN EACH REPEAT, AND WHERE IT IS CUT WILL DETERMINE HOW MANY COLORS APPEAR IN EACH YARD. ALTHOUGH EACH PIECE OF RIBBON HAS BEEN CUT FROM THE SAME HANK, THE PIECE YOU RECEIVE MAY DIFFER, SLIGHTLY, DIFFER FROM THE ONE SEEN IN THE PHOTOS. HOWEVER, THE COLOR WILL BE THE SAME.
NOTE 3: DUE TO THE DIFFERENCES IN MONITOR SETTINGS AND PREFERENCES, THE ACTUAL COLOR MAY BE SOMEWHAT LIGHTER OR DARKER THAN IT APPEARS ON YOUR COMPUTER SCREEN. EVERY POSSIBLE EFFORT HAS BEEN MADE TO DEPICT THE COLOR SHOWN IN THE PHOTO AS ACCURATELY AS POSSIBLE.
NOTE 4: THE WOODEN SPOOL IS NOT INCLUDED IN THIS LISTING.
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