A few weeks ago I bought some glow-in-the-dark embroidery thread. And, while I have had lot of IDEAS about what I might do with it… (astrological symbol t-shirt), I have never actually used the glow-in-the-dark embroidery thread. I have worked with – or at least tried to work with – metallic embroidery thread and found it to be a major pain in the ass. So, I thought, before I get started – I would check in with the experts and see if I could get any pointers. And I am so glad I did.
Here’s what my Facebook embroidery friends had to say:
“Treat it like normal thread. But – don’t iron it! It melts with the heat of the iron!”
This is great to know – because since I was thinking of using the glow-in-the-dark thread on a Christmas gift – I might have ironed the t-shirt prior to wrapping to make it look a bit more presentable.
Another friend offered this suggestion.
“If there was a problem with [the thread] breaking try using a needle for metallics.”
Oh wait – there are special needles for sewing with metallic threads? Again – good to know – maybe it would have worked a little bit better had I used the proper needle last time I tried to embroider with metallic thread!
My Facebook embroidery and appliqué friends also had a lot of project ideas in mind for ways in which they planned to use or had used their glow-in-the-dark embroidery thread.
“Gonna do a Ghostbusters emblem on a sweatshirt for my son and I thought it would be fun to do the ghost in glow in the dark.”
“[Glow-in-the-dark thread is] great fun! Kids love their names on pillow cases, and Halloween and fireworks designs lend themselves well. Have fun!!”
“I have used it and love it! it is also great for stars and satin outlines”
Thank you, thank you, thank you for all the tips. I’m ready to give it a try.