This thread is very silky to touch, and the colours are simply stunning!
Quantity per pack: 20 metres **
** We have had the string hand wound in approximately 20m lots, onto a floss cards to keep them flat in the mail, so they can be posted in a large letter size. The hand winding is done for us by personal friends in Indonesia in order to provide small employment opportunities. We love helping out and I'm sure this will be special to you also, buying a thread that has been wound with love!
This cord is very much like a nylon cord they name #18, also similar to Superlon cord, however this was purchased as 'embroidery thread'. You might even call it 'smocking' thread. But we purchased it, and sell it, mainly as a fabulous form of threading cord for jewellery making!
Cord is totally flexible and will give a lovely soft drape in any project. The colours are amazing, and I'm sure you will need a few of your favourites to keep in your work box at home! The convenient 20m amounts mean you don't have to pay out on huge quantities of threads, for large bobbins that you may never use up! Rather, you can have lots of colours in small amounts, but more colour choice!
Use this thread to:
- knot tiny beads into a piece of jewellery or home wares item like the trim on a decoration or lamp shade?
- stringing seed beads, crystals and gemstones
- seed beading
- restring broken jewellery pieces
- knot pearls or crystal beads
- Kumihimo bead weaving
- general jewellery stringing
- scrap booking
- card making
- string art
- gift tags
- micro macrame
- friendship bracelet weaving
- hair wraps, just to name a few!
A fabulous tip for threading threads like these are to use very sharp scissors and cut on an angle - not straight across. This creates a little point on the end of the thread which makes it easier to string the beads.
Because the ends of this cord can fray, try melting the end carefully with a lighter or match flame, according to how you are using the cord.
Otherwise we thoroughly recommend using our Collapsible Eye Needles. You will wonder how you have ever managed without them! These needles will allow you to pass the thread through beads easily without worrying about fraying ends.