It's been a while since my hands did anything crafty, and they were itching to experiment with something new. I was in Megamall to pick up some stuff, and chanced upon these DMC Natura balls of thread. I have been wanting to experiment with dyeing white thread, and thought that these were just perfect.
Always remember that for natural fibers, use natural dye. Synthetic fibers require chemical dyes. I decided to use some powdered turmeric because I remember how badly they stain my husband's braces when he eats yellow curry! Haha :P
I love how the thread falls apart to reveal its individual strands when you cut it.
I cut up lots of long, thick strands, bunched them together. Starting at the center, I knotted them in strategic places to make a necklace. Did random braids, and then added a stone in the middle, together with the pompom.
At this point, it was already good enough for me, but I thought it *could* look cuter with more color!
Dipped in the diluted turmeric powder, and just left in in for a minute or so. The longer you keep it in, the more intense the color will turn out to be.
Natura Thread is available at DMC Megamall
Building A, Basement level.