Some threads we use, such as pearl cotton, say that they are “mercerized.” other threads, such as DMC Matte Cotton, are not mercerized. I had always thought that mercerizing made the threads more lustrous. But that is only one effect, and not the most important one. Learn about mercerization and its effect on color in a post from Dharma Trading Co.
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Janet Perry is the Internet's leading authority on needlepoint. She designs, teaches and writes, getting raves from her fans for her innovative techniques, extensive knowledge and generous teaching style. A leading writer of stitch guides, she blogs here and lives on an island in the northeast corner of the SF Bay with her family
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