Loops & Threads™ Dye It! Floss Needlepoint Beaded Necklace
- Loops & Threads™ Dye it! Kit
- Large Blunt Needle
- Small Sharp Needle
- Plastic Canvas
Measuring the Canvas
Plastic canvas is measured by counting the lines in the canvas. These lines are called “threads.” The canvas shown here is 6 threads wide & 7 threads high.
Tent stitches are formed by crossing once diagonally over the intersections of the canvas. Bring your needle up through the bottom of the canvas at “1”, down at “2”, up at “3” & down at “4.” Repeat.
Cut a 9 x13 piece of canvas.
Cut a piece of white floss to 36 inches. Thread plastic needle by bringing needle to center of 36” strand & fold floss in half.
Stitch on canvas using tent stitches, following the chart.
To make the necklace stings, cut 3 strands of floss to 32 inches.
Braid the three strands together and tie a knot at each end.
Secure the center of the braid to the top of the pendant with a piece of floss.
Use a needle to string beads onto the braids.
Make sure necklace is desired length before trimming.
Secure beads to the bottom of the pendant using floss and a needle.
Now your necklace is ready to dye!
Dying the Necklace
• Read all instructions before you start.
• Do not add water to the dye powder until you are ready to use it.
• Dye should be applied within 45 minutes of mixing with water or it will begin to lose color intensity.
• Dye will stain skin and clothes, always wear gloves when working with dye.
• Always use dye with adult supervision.
• Dye many projects at the same time since dye mixed with water will begin to fade in 45 minutes.
• Create custom colors by blending and overlapping dyes.
• Do not allow wet dye to rest on unprotected surfaces. Wet dye will stain.
• When you are finished, be sure to clean up your work area thoroughly by removing any excess dye or dye dust as it may stain surfaces or clothes.
Protect your work area by covering it with plastic trash bags. Cover the bags with a layer of paper towels.
Protect your clothes with an apron or smock and wear gloves.
Rinse the entire necklace in warm water and pat dry with a paper towel. Necklace should be slightly damp when dyeing.
While wearing gloves, mix dye by adding water to the dye powder in each applicator bottle. * Note: Adding more water will produce lighter colors, less water will create darker colors. Make sure cap is on tight and shake well until dye is dissolved.
Next, use applicator bottles to apply dye to the bracelet. Be careful not to use too much dye as colors may become muddy. Use paper towels to blot off excess dye.
Let the necklace set for 6 or more hours. The longer it sets, the more intense the color will be.
After it has set for 6 or more hours, rinse thoroughly with cold water and allow to dry before wearing.