This group will be for discussion of fiber recognition, characteristics of different fibers, their pros and cons for use in needlelace--anything related to the threads themselves.

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DMC Retors d'Alsace #12 3 Replies

I had never heard of this product until I read a post by Yolande. My curiousity led me to order a few skeins from a lafy on Etsy. The thread is gorgeous. Lustrous beyond belief and supple in the…Continue

Started by Kathy Neal. Last reply by Kathleen Minniti Jun 1, 2016.

Your favorite thread 10 Replies

So, I made a visit to my local craft store today and realized I was completely out of my depth in terms of what thread I wanted to use.  I think perhaps I was just overwhelmed with choices and…Continue

Started by Leslie Edens. Last reply by Elizabeth Ligeti. Jan 17, 2016.

Thread Equivalents 11 Replies

Some thread equivalents:thread numbers are very confusing, I agree. Crochet is usually worked on a relatively coarse scale compared to traditional needle lace. Crochet cotton 30 is a little thicker…Continue

Tags: thread equivalents, threads for needle lace, threads for lace

Started by Lorelei Halley. Last reply by Teri Dow Nov 21, 2014.

DMC Embroidery cottons 19 Replies

I'm interested to know whether anyone has tried using the above for needlelace and whether any disadvantages have been noted. Tx.

Started by Teri Dow. Last reply by Teri Dow Jan 14, 2014.

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Comment by Robin D on June 26, 2011 at 10:39pm
I admit it - I'm a Handy Hands Lizbeth addict.  I've not had any troubles using their cotton threads and I love all the colors.  I just got some size 80 and will be starting a bobbin lace project with them.  I'm currently using the 20 and 40 on 2 Reticella pieces and have had only minor twisting, but I think that it's more me than the thread that's the problem *laugh*  And it's the only thing I'll tat with. *shrug*
Comment by Elizabeth Ligeti. on June 25, 2011 at 8:50pm

I used Brok 100/3 for needlelace in a Catherine Barley class a couple of years ago. The thread was terrible for twisting up, and Mrs Barley then told me to use it "the wrong way round" - threading the needle from the other end, - and that helped solve the problem. 

We are taught to thread the needle and use the thread the way it comes off the reel, - but if using Brok, - use it the other way, - it might help!!


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