embroidery threads saved to make lace

I was wondering if anyone has saved all the embroidery threads and made lace from them?  I read somewhere that it could be done, so I've saved all the threads and I wanted to try this, but I can't find out where it was suggested to go back and get the information how to do it. 

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Comment by Worthy on December 30, 2013 at 11:32pm

Know this is an old question, however thought I would add comment anyway. I went to a quilt show a couple of month ago and saw a lady in a jacket with this idea...she said she took a base fabric and made a jacket leaving side seams open.. She arranged her thread snippets over it. Then she put bridal tulle over thread and stitched all over it.. It was lovely. Her base fabric was light blue and  the tulle was not real visible. Lovely jacket.

Comment by aaltje leeman on December 12, 2013 at 12:39am

Hoop 1 layer of WSS, threads on top, another layer of WSS on top and then you van choose: either make a stipple pattern allover or make an appliqué.

It's an easy and fast project!


Comment by Sue on June 29, 2013 at 9:37pm

Meant to say water soluable stabilizer under and on top of the spread thread.  That way you have smooth surface to sew on.


Comment by Sue on June 29, 2013 at 9:34pm

When I go to yard sales and cloth and thread are bundled I take the old thread (wooden spools one clue) and unwrap thread, cut into a ziplock bag short lengths, add shredded lame fabric,  stir well to mix.  Then you need water soluable stabilizer,  spread snips to make interesting look.  Randomly sew back and forth,  or stipple well.  Wash stabilizer out and you have fabric  made of thread pieces which you stitched together.  Use as applique, under thin chiffon, soft net or with nothing over it.  You will think of unique uses.



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