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Perle threads

by wendywombat » Sun Mar 19, 2017 10:22 am

I love using Perle (pearl) threads but I get so frustrated with them when they get excited at being used and throw them selves into a tangle! :lol: I Last night I had to start a new skein of #5 and had a :idea: brain wave!! :dance:

Do you remember when wool came in hanks and had to be wound up before knitting it up? Either the hank had to be slung over the back of a chair or you got someone to help holding the wool over their outstretched hands.
I have an Aristo lap stand and where the frame rests on the arms are 2 little pegs. I put the side arms out at their limit and put the hank of Perle thread across. It was then transferred to one of those DMC stitchbows that I'd been given but had been lying neglected in a box!
BINGO!! no frustrating knots or tangled thread resulting in me getting a wee bit :tantrum: :tizzy:

Just thought I'd share! :D
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Re: Perle threads

by rcperryls » Sun Mar 19, 2017 1:42 pm

:applesauce: :applesauce: Very clever. I had resorted to trying to keep the thread between my arms while winding it on a bobbin which really doesn't work well for some of the pearl threads. I hadn't thought of using the DMC stitchbows (I think I still have some lying around somewhere). Yes, I remember rolling yarn into balls. Even the skeins with the pull strands needed to be wound since they would often tangle half way through.

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Re: Perle threads

by Mabel Figworthy » Sun Mar 19, 2017 1:45 pm

A very creative solution!
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Re: Perle threads

by poppy » Sun Mar 19, 2017 10:38 pm

Isn't it a lovely feeling to find something that works! Thanks for sharing. It is a very good idea.
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Re: Perle threads

by Squirrel » Sun Mar 19, 2017 10:46 pm

Good on you Wendy, a very neat idea. :whoop:
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Re: Perle threads

by Serinde » Mon Mar 20, 2017 12:52 pm

What a clever wombat!
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Re: Perle threads

by richardandtracy » Mon Mar 20, 2017 2:58 pm

Personally, I think that takes all the fun out of it. It is much more entertaining [for the cats] to get into a rage, stamp up & down, swearing like a trooper.

I suspect following your suggestion will lead to a quieter life and lower blood pressure.

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Re: Perle threads

by benceagi » Sat Apr 22, 2017 6:56 pm

Very smart idea! I also have a few skeins of perle that I simply avoid - but now, perhaps, I dare to try them :)
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