A fine, string-like length of material made up of two or more fibers of spun cotton, flax, wool, silk, etc. twisted together.
Any substance that can be separated into a threadlike structure for spinning, weaving, etc.
Color applied to previously dyed color. A process of hand dyeing that works color into the base material. Usually unevenly spaced and vari-colored. Allows the previously dyed color (base color) to become an integral part of the color scheme A definite area of shade cast upon a surface. An application of color to a previously dyed, natural or bleached surface creating the illusion of an interception of light. A slightly darker color.
The distance or area between, over or within. At one time was mass produced, now usually hand done on bleached or natural goods. Spacing of color is somewhat measured and most often is of varied coloration. Marked with spots, streaks, etc.: varied coloration. First introduced as a thread/yarn with measured blocks of color going from light to dark within a color family. Usually done by machinery on bleached or natural goods.

Although ThreadworX products are carefully dyed to be colorfast, environmental issues have eliminated certain chemicals that ensure this process. Therefore it is important to launder any project with dark colors very carefully.

We seldom have a problem with our colors running but we cannot guarantee complete colorfastness.

Specialty threads must be treated gently! The threads must first be unskeined, put into a bathroom basin 1/2 filled with cold water with 2 tbls. table salt and 2 tbls. vinegar. Soak for 2-3 minutes, remove, blot with towel and let dry. This is recommended for any piece that will require washing. Please Note:  HOT WATER and using a STEAM IRON and/or a damp cloth when pressing completed project will reactivate dyes and cause bleeding.

If your work has been completed and the dyes have bled in washing then you must soak the piece in ICE WATER until the color starts to bleed out. Remove from the water and run an ice cube over the problem area and then place back in fresh ice water to soak again. Repeat this process until the problem area is clear of dye. This may take continued effort, possibly over a few days, but it does work!