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« on: September 22, 2013 04:04:51 PM »

I have lots of scrappy threads. They are wonderful, and I don't wish to just throw them out. Most are between 12" to 24" long. Not enough to crochet with, and many have the eyelash texture that I don't know how to crochet with anyway. I can sew, and know how to "couch" threads. I have been wanting to try the patches that I see on here, so that might be a way to use some for binding the edges, but would they stitch? I have previously used this type of yarn for tag attachments. Any other ideas? Thanks.

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« Reply #1 on: September 23, 2013 07:41:44 PM »

It never hurts to experiment!  They could also be used if you embroider to fill in and add texture to the body of something - like the eyelash for the feathery body of a bird or something like that.  You could also experiment in making some artsy ribbon style scarves/accessories too using water soluble stabilizer-

http://www.marthastewart.com/921370/how-make-ribbon-scarfs-and-wraps

http://www.craftstylish.com/item/46558/how-to-make-an-artful-scarf-from-scraps

If they are small bits and bods, I have used them for crafting such as adding ties to cards, or small gift bags, they can be used in mixed media collages or jewelry, or if you really don't like them, as filler in things that need stuffing.
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« Reply #2 on: September 24, 2013 10:50:04 AM »

Great ideas! Thanks  Kiss
I will have to experiment with hand sewing this style of thread/fibre. I have usually just used them in macrame' and weaving type of things. Perhaps on an aida cloth would work, because some are a bit bulky with the "eyelash" parts.

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« Reply #3 on: September 30, 2013 06:45:00 PM »

I have a couple of ziploc bags with scraps. I like sewing them down into flower designs on hats (store bought or knit). As is, or even as crochet icords. I also sometimes make multi-coloured/multi-yarn pom poms. I like the gift tag idea. Also you could tie gift baskets with the yarn instead of ribbon. 
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« Reply #4 on: October 01, 2013 07:49:56 PM »

Don't know what an icord is, technologically disabled...sorry  Grin
I'm guessing it is the fob that goes on an iphone thingie?

The flower design sounds interesting, though. I think I could stitch those on that water soluable stabalizer first, and then rinse away the backing before attaching them to stuff.

I have actually been giving my threads to the outdoor birds, attached in mesh onion style bags to the tree. The birds love it for building nests. (less than 6" pieces...don't want to choke the pretties while they fly, or try to weave them into nests!).

Thanks for the comments!
~T
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« Reply #5 on: October 02, 2013 04:54:04 AM »

LOL - no, darn Apple and the whole "i" everything.  An icord is a piece of narrow tubing that is knit or crocheted - to make a cord.  It is quite simple, and very pretty.  I have made them too to make things like bookmarks or stems of knit or crocheted flowers - especially neat when you put a wire or pipecleaner inside so you can give it some form/shape.
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« Reply #6 on: October 02, 2013 07:16:33 PM »

Is that like the old fashioned spool thread thingie, with the nails, and you crochet a "stem" through the hole?
You can use that for a lot of things, and it packs light, so you can do it almost anywhere (carries easily in a purse)?

Don't know how you would hide the knots for the smaller lengths, but I used to crochet those as a kid for necklaces, and such. You can add beads to them, and all sorts of stuff can be jump ringed on. Great "NEW" idea. I haven't thought of that in years!

I also used to make nylon flowers with wire. From ladies pantyhose or tights, into similar flowers that you mention. Just a few stitches at the bottom secures them over the wire form. Stitch 'em together on a wire stem. Great Mother's Day present when you are 10, or so?

Thanks for your comments, and following my thread! 'til next time

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