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JDR Brazilian  Embroidery Designs 
Hearts and Flowers Designs
Quilt Sampler Designs
Brazilian Embroidery  Learning Kits 
Starter Package
Sunshine's Treasures

 ♥ Brazilian Embroidery Guest Designers

     ♥Delma Moore-Blackberry Lane
     ♥Candle In The Cellar
     ♥Karen Buell
     ♥Maria Freitas EdMar
     ♥Mary Kurbis
     ♥Debbie Kelley
     ♥Brandi Mikla
     ♥Anna Grist
     ♥Christmas Designs
     ♥Quilt Blocks

EdMar Thread Packet in Purples and Periwinkles

Threads and Ribbons
     ♥EdMar Threads
     ♥Thread Packets
     ♥YLI Silk Ribbon
     ♥Kreinik Metallic
     ♥Japan Threads
     ♥YLI Candlelight
     ♥Rajmahal Art Silk
     ♥Faceted Metallic Thread
     ♥Specialty - Metallic

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Brazilian Embroidery Supplies 

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Brazilian Embroidery Supplies
       Thread organizers, apples for the EdMar design, color charts, needle packs, needle grabbers, Color Ring.
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Glues, Sprays and Cleaners
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Embroidery Needles
Needle Size Charts
Thread VS Needle Size
Marking Pens and Pencils
Needle Threaders
Cases and Totes
Tote-A-Long Bags
Even More Hoops
More Scissors
Magnifiers and Lights
Pin Cushions
Beading Accessories
Punchneedle Supplies

Books and Videos

Paper Embroidery


Beads and Baubles

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To open the skein:   

"How do I open a skein of EdMar thread?"

 Move the tag to one side so
you can see the knot. You can cut through the knot or on both sides of it. ONLY CUT THROUGH THE GROUP OF THREADS THAT ARE GROUPED TOGETHER WITH THE KNOT!  The strands will then be about one yard long. The threads can be steamed with a steam iron to smooth out the wrinkles and small kinks.




Straightening Your Threads


Because of the skeining of the threads they will be kinky when the skein is opened. You can steam or tug them to straighten them but you might want to try my misting method.  It is a kinder, gentler way of straightening the threads.  Some stitchers use a dampened sponge and run their threads across it.             
Sunshine’s Recommended method of straightening the threads: 
·        Open your threads like explained. 
·         Let the threads unwind.
·         Hang the threads up on a hanger or hook by the tag.
·         Space the deep colors away from the light colors.  The colors might bleed if wet and touching each other. (The bleed would wash out but until the stitching is finished and washed the colors may be misleading)
·         Use a bottle with a VERY fine mister
Fill with distilled water.
Mist the threads.  MIST – DO NOT DRENCH.
You will immediately see the threads start to straighten. 
Why distilled water?  You can use any water really - but if your city water is very chlorinated it is better to use bottled water.
Let your threads hang until COMPLETELY DRY.
·        A clothing “wrinkle remover-steamer” can be used to steam out the wrinkles and kinks in the thread.  Run the threads back and forth through the steam. 
·        The threads can be steamed with a steam iron to smooth out the wrinkles and small kinks. Lay the strands flat out on a thick cloth and gently run the hot steam, not touching with the iron, over them. DO NOT IRON THE THREADS!


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Thread Organizer
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Brazilian Embroidery 101 Book
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Thread Inventory Sheets 8.5 x 11
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Thread VS Needle Size
Laundering Information
What do I need to begin?
Opening A Skein
Straightening Your Threads
Storing Your Threads
Technique "Levels"
Knotting The Thread
Correct use of Hoop
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