Weeks Dye Works recently changed our dyeing process so
that most of our currently available fibers are colorfast. We did this
environmentally responsible process. We are currently color fasting all of
our floss colors, but haven't quite finished.
6 Strand Floss
This hand over-dyed, 6-stranded Egyptian cotton fiber
was Weeks Dye Works' initial product line. It was introduced into the
embroidery market in 1994, and remains Week's largest
line with the most colors available. The colors are variegated enough to
yet subtle enough to blend naturally.
Because it is pliable, this fiber is perfect for
surface embroidery, cross-stitch and needlepoint on many different
counts of fabric and
canvas. It also works great for punch needle (1-, 3-
and 6-strand) and stitching on wool appliqué and penny rugs. It gives a
appearance to the fine stitching on appliqué when
compared to the heavier fibers, like pearl cotton.