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tantrum
« on: March 26, 2007 07:48:10 PM »

What is that thread-stuff called that you can use with your yarn to give it a tweedy look without upping the gauge of the yarn itself? I'm not having any luck searching for it.
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creepyhugger
« Reply #1 on: March 27, 2007 11:07:20 AM »

hmmmmmmm, i've never heard of it but it sounds great!  perhaps ask at a lys?
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PlayItGeorge
« Reply #2 on: March 28, 2007 06:57:03 AM »

Please post what this is, if you figure it out!!  I really want to see this!!
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sunshineknits
« Reply #3 on: March 28, 2007 07:32:54 PM »

really? that would be awsome.  i've seen people carry along some variety of novelty yarn with their knitting to create a certain texture.. but Instant Tweed! omg
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tantrum
« Reply #4 on: March 29, 2007 10:25:09 AM »

What I've found out so far. My mom has a spool of it she found in a thrift store, probably from the 70's or 80's, Bucilla is the brand and it's called "instant tweed." I looked up bucilla and they make thread. I'm not near enough to my mom to look at her spool but perhaps this is just their tweedy thread? I seem to remember it being thicker but flat with some tweedy tuft bits- if that makes sense.
What would be the down side of incorporating fancy thread into your knitting/ crochet do you suppose. Would the thread shrink/expand at a different rate causing weird textures? Don't some spinners spin threads into their wool? Unless there is a down side think of the possibility of jazzing up your plain yarns with a little thread bling. I'd like to hear your thoughts on this.
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« Reply #5 on: March 29, 2007 12:12:00 PM »

"thread bling" lol sounds so cool!
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PlayItGeorge
« Reply #6 on: March 29, 2007 07:44:52 PM »

Is this product still manufactured? I can't find it on the Bucilla site.
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tantrum
« Reply #7 on: March 29, 2007 08:23:42 PM »

I couldn't find it on the site either. That's why I was hoping someone else knew about it.
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creepyhugger
« Reply #8 on: March 30, 2007 10:09:06 AM »

seems to me that most thread would not be as elastic as yarn, so you would have to compeansate in your knitting for that... 
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« Reply #9 on: March 30, 2007 10:25:28 AM »

I googled "instant tweed" +bucilla and this site came up

http://mickysneedlework.com/etcyarns.html


http://mickysneedlework.com/EyBulnst.html
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