DMC’s NEW Colour Infusions Memory Thread

Is this a thread or is it wire? Neither it is a combination of both!

Screen Shot 2014-08-13 at 11.57.53 DMC’s Colour Infusion Memory Thread is a soft fibre covered copper wire wound onto a unique reusable shuttle that keeps the thread smooth when stored. Colour Infusion Memory thread has endless possibilities for the Crafts Person.
You can go 3D, – shape it – tack it – and you are done. – we now stock all 28 colours in the range.
For experimental embroidery this fibre covered wire can be bent and shaped to your own design.
It can be couched down on to the fabric with a matching or contrasting thread. DMC suggested that when starting a piece using the wire you should make a small whole in the fabric and push the wire through to the back and bend it to secure it.
I found this difficult to do. I needed 3 hands! So using a 1mm crochet hook I pulled the end of the wire through to the back of the fabric, and then started couching down the thread to my required design.
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Screen Shot 2014-08-13 at 12.13.03 Also the ends of the threads can be left free to form Tendrils or Stamens.
Two or more colours can be twisted to make a cord, it can be plaited to make an attractive braid or it could be used to make bows to embellish parcels Screen Shot 2014-08-13 at 12.13.15
Screen Shot 2014-08-13 at 12.13.25 If you find that the end of the threads is starting to fray, dip the end in ‘Fray Stop’ or ‘Fray Check’.  Leave it for a short while to dry, and this will give you an end that is secure.
For the Lacemaker it can be used to stiffen the edge of flower petals so that you can bend them to the appropriate shapes, the ends can be used to make curls as shown in this photo of leaves made by Janet Evan as well as adding interest.
If making flowers it can also be used to make stamens by twisting it tightly around the handle of a fine crochet hook.
Stars and Christmas ornaments can be stiffened by using this wire around the edge.
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The full range of colours can be viewed Here! and also in our online shop. To buy Click Here! Item 1JJA – 2.7 meter shuttles at £3.00 each.