Tuesday, October 11, 2011

How to.... Unwind a thread skein without help

Good morning! Though by the time I publish this it'll be the afternoon now - it's been quite a busy morning!

Thank you for all your positive comments about the Create & Craft show on Sunday - I'm glad that you enjoyed the show. As requested, and for those of you who may have missed it when I demo'ed this - here's an easy way to unwind a skein of thread without the need for another person to hold the skein.

Use a piece of cardboard or an embroidery bobbin to wrap the thread around. You may find that you need to adjust the final loop so that the thread flows, but all-in-all this works well, and is pretty important for those of us who use skeins of thread for other purposes than embroidery and need longer lengths (I know that many serious embroiderers will simply cut the skein, as they tend to work with smaller lengths of thread anyway).

This is not my invention or idea at all - this comes from Weldons Encyclopedia of Needlework, no publication date, but judging from the insertion regarding paper supplies, this was published at the start of the war. (The styles also indicate the 30s).

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