Making the Most of Glow in the Dark Thread

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We’re all familiar with fluorescent dyes like those used in highlighter pens. These dyes look bright because they take in light of a variety of colours and then transmit it back as a single colour. For example, a green highlighter’s ink absorbs the white light which hits it and shines it all back as an intense green colour.

Glow in the dark products take this one step further. They use very clever chemicals which absorb and store the energy from light, then emit it steadily over minutes or even hours. The process has the catchy name of “Phosphorescence”. Usually the light given off is an eerie whitish green glow. Dyes can be added to create other colours, but they won’t be as bright as the whitish green.

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Hemingworth Spool & Cap System Projects

Thank you to everyone who came up with some very creative and handy projects using their empty Hemingworth spool and cap systems.

Winning Entry

Congratulations to Josie, who is the winner of the Hemingworth Pre-Packaged 15 Colour Box Set, worth $104! We thoroughly enjoyed your beautiful project using the Hemingworth Spool and Cap System. No doubt your guests were very impressed with their own uniquely designed placement setting.

Project by Josie
Used for table setting placements.

Runner Up Prizes

Congratulations to the following members for coming up with these unique project ideas. You have been selected to receive runner up prizes including a universal magazine, an Echidna embroidery design CD and a few extras.  We hope you enjoy!


Project by Maria
Children craft project

Project by Margaret
Cover created to provide protection for the PE Design 10 dongle.

Project by Rebeka
Used to create a snow globe with fairy lights inside.

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Hemingworth Spool & Cap Competition

Hemingworth® embroidery thread is not only vibrant and glossy, but also strong and colourfast. The protective cap preserves thread quality by blocking dust, oil and other harmful elements. The removable stopper traps thread, preventing unraveling and tangling during storage. Delivering thread smoothly off the spool during embroidery —decreasing both snagging and thread breaks.

Only $6.95 each spool, which contains 1000 metres of hi-sheen polyester embroidery thread. View the wide range of Hemingworth colours available online.

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Get creative with your spools!

What’s great about these thread spools is that you don’t have to throw them out once you’ve finished using them. You can turn them into creative projects to use around the house including sewing notion storage, gift ideas, gardening projects, decorations and much more!

Check out some of the creative projects that Leanne Church our Echidna Melbourne Store Manager has done with her used Hemingworth Spool and Caps systems. You’ll be amazed!

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Peggy’s Stitch Eraser

PeggysStitchEraserThis latest incarnation of Peggy’s famous Stitch Eraser includes the Stitch Eraser itself, the detachable power cable/charger, user manual, cleaning solution and cleaning brush. It’s used to remove stitches from embroidery and all types of stitch patterns.

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Watch how easy it is to erase embroidery stitches like never before!

Where to buy

To purchase a Peggy’s Stitch Eraser please call us on 1800 000 360 or visit our online shop.