Embroidery thread dying with Copic Ink
Use Copic Ink to dye
embroidery threads to create
your very own masterpiece!
It’s super easy!
Just drop a few dots of ink, rub the threads, and wait for them to dry.
Copic Inks of your choice (3 colors in the same color group are recommended.)
White embroidery threads
A plate or shallow bowl that can get dirty (Alternatively, a disposable paper/plastic plate/bowl can be used.)
Please read before using Copic Ink:
Copic Ink is alcohol ink. It's flammable, so please do not use or store it near a fireplace. Also, please avoid direct sunlight when storing.
Please use Copic Ink in a room with good ventilation as the ink volatilizes while using (or wear a mask). If you feel sick, we recommend drinking water so the alcohol that was breathed into your body can be broken down.
Copic ink is a dye ink and does not come off easily when you get a stain on your skin or clothes. Please wear something that can get dirty, and please protect your workspace. (Click here to see FAQs of Copic Ink)
Please keep Copic Ink out of reach of young children.
Gather your materials: white embroidery threads and Copic Ink.
TIP: if you’re trying this for the first time, we recommend using three colors in the same color group.
The example here is BV0000, BV01 and BV04.
Put a bundle of whilte embroidery threads on a paper plate and add a few drops of Copic Ink (it doesn’t matter which of the 3 colors you use first). Crumple the bundle of threads with your gloved hand so the ink can absorb well.
Apply another color in the same way. You can make nice color gradients easily by using only three colors in the same color group!
Pay attention to the area where the two colors blend. Rub these areas with your fingers well and see if the colors are blending to your liking.
When the colors come out to your liking, let the threads dry in a place away from direct sunlight and with good ventilation. Once they are completely dried, you can use them for knitting and embroidery!
Fluorescent colors work very well too!
Below are embroidery examples using these threads!
Gradients appear beautifully and add a nice decorative accent!
You can make cute tassel earrings and buttons with your favorite color combinations!
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