Post Tagged with: "thread"

Organizing the Floss

Organizing the Floss

on17 January 2016 / in storage, textiles

  Untangling the mess     by winding the embroidery floss on to Darcie plastic bobbins.     blog post on supplier for Darcie plastic bobbins.

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Bobbin Winder

Bobbin Winder

on16 November 2015 / in textiles

  Newsman Bobbin Winder from Lacis            

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Lace Making in Ljubljana

Lace Making in Ljubljana

on28 July 2015 / in life, textiles

           

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Bobbin Lace Making in Ljubljana Slovenia

Bobbin Lace Making in Ljubljana Slovenia

on21 July 2015 / in textiles

  I took my first lessons in bobbin lacemaking today! Waiting was the hardest part…     First to master the basic cross   Begin with bobbin pair threads parallel.     Cross the inner threads to the right   Cross the outer two pairs to the left     What the final cross should look like. Total of four […]

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Waxing your Thread

Waxing your Thread

on1 July 2015 / in sewing, textiles

  I like to wax my threads before I do any hand sewing. This is especially handy with conductive threads which are generally hairy and tangle easily. Taking a few minutes to wax thread is a major time saver!   Purchase a cake of bees wax from your local sewing shop.     Pull the thread thru the bees wax […]

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Embroidery Floss

Embroidery Floss

on2 April 2015 / in sewing, textiles

  DMC size 5 skeins.        

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4 Ply Stainless Steel Thread

4 Ply Stainless Steel Thread

on21 June 2014 / in eTextile

  sending images to Australia so a friend knows what it should look like and that the resistance is 5 ohms/foot.

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Thread Storage

Thread Storage

on16 July 2013 / in storage

There is very little thats new. In fact my thread storage method from 17 April 2013 post is a riff off of my mother’s storage solution. I just painted mine white.

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Conductive Thread Testing

Conductive Thread Testing

on21 June 2013 / in eTextile

After teaching around the world and back again I found that people are still buying anti-static or metalic looking threads believing the fiber is conductive and will work for eTextiles, wearable computing, and craft -tech. Its an easy mistake as there are more vendors on ebay and etsy selling fake ‘conductive’ thread than I ever imagined!  Unfortunately, this ignorance and […]

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