Item #: MA9662
Madeira Smocking Thread - MA9662
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Madeira Heat Reactive Smocking thread 200m. This is the third in the series of Madeira's Special Effect Threads. Smocking is a heat reactive thread that shrinks when an iron is drawn over it, whereas the fabric does not, causing the fabric to pucker in a controlled way. The wrinkled effects are beautiful and limitless. No special needle is required and shrink embroidery can be sewn on any type of embroidery machine. Just a standard household iron is more than suitable for the purpose. How it works. 1. Stick with a simple design that consists mostly of run stitches and have a lot of negative space. To make the embroidery 'shrink, or puff up' the thread needs to be exposed to heat. With a steam iron, turn the fabric over to the WRONG side, bobbin side up with a light pressure, iron the reverse. If you use heavy pressure you will achieve a 'wrinkled' effect. 200m reel.