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« on: March 25, 2006 12:04:34 AM »

This is a fairly random question, but a friend of mine specializes in black light painting (she is a scenic artist for Disney and paints with black light/fluorescent paints) and she just curated a gallery showing featuring all "black light artists." There were all kinds of mixed media, but mostly painting. There was one mixed media piece that featured fabric, and some stitching (kind of like quilting) but the artist said she painted the thread after it was incorporate in the piece.

So here's my question: Does anyone know if there is fluorescent embroidery thread or thread that could be used that would show up in black light? I'd love to participate in the next black light exhibit, but embroidery is really my thing - I can't paint at all. I thought of soaking the thread in paint, but then how would it be for stitching?

Thanks for the input!
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« Reply #1 on: March 25, 2006 09:56:52 AM »

Here ya go.  The Glow-in-the-Dark thread glows under a black light.
http://www.embroiderthis.com/emthread.html
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« Reply #2 on: March 25, 2006 10:03:59 AM »

dmc also does a glow in the dark thread but i believe it's a lot like their metalic thread which means it's a bitch to work with.  you might try some floss colors under a black light, i'm sure there are some of the brighter hues that might show up.  plus the white would work really well.

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« Reply #3 on: March 26, 2006 12:18:27 AM »

Wow! Thanks for the speedy responses! This is great! Thanks again and Thanks to CRAFTSTER!
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« Reply #4 on: April 10, 2006 11:03:51 AM »

dmc also does a glow in the dark thread but i believe it's a lot like their metalic thread which means it's a bitch to work with.

Yeah it is, I got a bit mad with it a few days ago  Undecided
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« Reply #5 on: April 10, 2006 11:20:33 AM »

I was looking for this too - and I swear in my local C & H fabrics they sell fluorescent thread, and also maybe in my other local canterbury crafty place! I don't know who makes it tho... but I did get some glow in the dark stuff for halloween  Grin
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