Gumnut Yarns are an Australian range of beautiful embroidery threads. Gumnut Yarns threads are hand-dyed using natural silk wool and mohair.
As with all ranges of hand dyed threads, each dye lot is unique and some variations can occur. We strongly recommend that quantities required for each project are calculated carefully and that you allow a little extra (in case some reverse stitching is required).
So far as colour fastness is concerned we have received the following message from the manufacturer of these threads:
"Threads are not guaranteed colourfast, but problems rarely occur. Consultation with embroidery teachers and retailers suggests –
- If washing is necessary, do so in tepid water using pure soap only. Roll in a towel to remove excess water and dry flat. Press on wrong side using dry iron.
- Adding a sheet of ‘Colour Catcher’ may catch any loose dye. It can also be used to blot areas if colour does run – found in laundry aisle of supermarkets.
- If running occurs – more likely in darker silk shades, do not allow embroidery to dry. Run cold/iced water through affected area until water is clear.
Please note that hot water, steam and most detergents/cleaning agents may reactivate dyes and cause bleeding."
We hope this information helps. Happy Stitching!