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« on: September 09, 2006 01:01:14 PM »

Darn that photobucket anyhow. One of their upgrades broke half my image links. I'm slowly repairing all my posts but this image is lost foreves. I don't think I can delete the entire topic, sorry!
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« Reply #1 on: September 09, 2006 01:24:36 PM »

It's really pretty and colourful!

So she basically spun the floss into a bigger yarn? Wow...
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« Reply #2 on: September 09, 2006 01:44:08 PM »

incredible!
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« Reply #3 on: September 09, 2006 02:04:56 PM »

When I read your subject line, I completely thought you meant dental floss Smiley So when I saw the photo, I thought, "Where do you get multicolored floss?" =P

It's fantastic!
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« Reply #4 on: September 09, 2006 02:13:15 PM »

It looks like she twisted enough strands together to get either sport weight or worsted weight sized yarn from the floss so it wouldn't take very long to make.  You're right it's GORGEOUS.  Cheesy I'd suggest before trying it yourself to be sure to use top quality floss because the cheaper stuff can run once it get's wet so washing it could be a future disaster unless it's really good quality floss.  The alternative is to rinse the cheaper embroidery floss out well in cold water until it stops bleeding dye into the water. 

I always wondered what to do with the bag full of left over floss I inherited from my mother plus my own--now I know!  It looks like single crochet in a simple circular pattern.  It's giving ME ideas too!  Thanks for sharing it! Smiley
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« Reply #5 on: September 10, 2006 06:19:38 AM »

I have used floss to make small bags, ie: change purses, etc. I will get a pic of the one I just finished and post it. I used the floss, as is, but added a strand of metallic thread (Kleinik, I think?) just to add some sparkle to the sheen of the cotton floss.

I picked up about 350 yards of it, with each little skein about ten cents, on sale at WM last year.

I hadn't thought of twisting it up to make a thicker yarn, though....interesting idea.
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« Reply #6 on: September 10, 2006 08:14:54 AM »

Oh wow!  The most I've made with embroidery floss was a hackey sack.
 I didn't bother to twist it either.

I think the hat is gorgeous and it inspires me to do something (small) with embroidery floss again.  I suppose that you could twist it as you go but still it would be worth it for all of the beautiful colors you can find in the floss.

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« Reply #7 on: September 11, 2006 06:01:22 AM »

Wow!  the "sheen" of the floss is really pretty, as well as the colors.  I wonder what the drape of the hat is, having never made anything with floss. 
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« Reply #8 on: September 11, 2006 08:29:16 AM »

Wow! I'm sure it was a ton of work, but it paid off. The hat is very cute!
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« Reply #9 on: September 13, 2006 05:47:52 PM »

That is really neat! I once saw a doily pattern that used several strands of sewing thread in shades of blue that gave it a ombre effect. I think the center was a deep sea blue and every so often one thread was swapped for a lighter shade, eventually ending w/a pale turqouise or white edge. So pretty. I'm gonna have to try something like that (color shading, not the doily) w/embroidery floss now!  Grin
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