If you missed my post on finishing “The Modern Garden” go take a look! Tons of pics. Follow me on Instagram! (Free iPhone app to share fun photos you can edit in the app). I do lots of quilty pix along with corgi pix.
The Accuquilt Go! Gets another workout thanks to Lauren. Giveaway winners are announced and packages were mailed out yesterday! (Side note: No wonder the USPS is seeing a huge drop in First Class mailings. Their people aren’t very friendly.)
Work plans a Halloween table and my creative talents get put to good use!
Mercerized thread – A chemical and heat process that increases the luster of the thread. During the mercerizing process, fuzzy threads are burned off creating a smoother surface. The smooth surface reflects light increasing the luster of the thread. Also increases water absorbancy making the thread easier to dye. Nearly all cotton thread is now mercerized.
Staple – the length of the raw material fiber.
Glazed (silk-finish or polished)– heating the thread and then coating it with waxes, starches and other chemicals. Three different terms are generally used to specify thread that has gone through this process.