Thursday, December 13, 2007

Stitching Bloggers' Question of the Week

Do you do anything special to your threads before putting them throughyour fabric to make them more manageable?
I've tried Thread Heaven and don't know why, but it just doesn't do well for me. Personally, I've found the most effective way for me to get thread to lie flat and not tangle is to lightly wet the tips of my thumb and forefinger and run the threads through them, twisting them flat as I go, then run them through the dry portion of my fingertips the 2nd time. I've never had any trouble with even hand-dyed threads running colors this way, and I like the manageability it gives me on the fabric.

4 comments :

Vicki said...

I think most of us use our own spit from time to time if we're honest!!!

Chelle said...

Just stopping in to say "Hi!" and see what you're up to. Your Winter Line Up is CUTE! Great finish!

tkdchick said...

I use this same method with rayons helps them to behave a little.

Von said...

I was afraid to answer this question because of the "ewww factor" as I skip the fingers and just run the thread right over my tongue, then straighten it through my fingers, lol! This method is cheap and always available - and works! :D