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Title: What do you use as a core when corespinning?
Post by: luxx on June 20, 2008 08:02:55 AM
I just started corespinning after Hobbeldehoy posted her rad video of how to (Thanks again...you are awesome). So what do you use as a core. I spun two small skeins using some random thin yarn, which turned out alright, but I don't have a jumbo flyer yet so I could never get that much yarn on the bobbin before I had to stop and change bobbins.



Title: Re: What do you use as a core when corespinning?
Post by: nicolassa on June 23, 2008 07:28:56 AM
I like to use crochet thread...it's a little thicker and stronger than regular old sewing thread, but not as bulky as many yarns.  Also, since it's plied, it seems to grab the fiber well. 


Title: Re: What do you use as a core when corespinning?
Post by: ivycircle on June 23, 2008 05:02:21 PM
hmmm. I've never tried crochet thread. I'll have to try that.  :) I like to use upholstery thread or serger thread.


Title: Re: What do you use as a core when corespinning?
Post by: jazzturtle on June 27, 2008 05:44:36 AM
I've used serger thread as well..  but I find cotton crochet thread to be stronger.. and the last thing you want your core to do is break.   I do find that the cotton crochet thread is "grabby" so it works well..  I'd like to try some laceweight mohair...


Title: Re: What do you use as a core when corespinning?
Post by: Marlana on June 27, 2008 04:14:54 PM
I've used cotton crochet thread and hemp twine.  The twine was interesting, it's really stiff but it looked cool.  The crochet cotton is my favorite, it's easy to manage and strong.


Title: Re: What do you use as a core when corespinning?
Post by: misfitknits on June 28, 2008 10:03:04 AM
what size of crochet cotton do you guys use?!? some of it is sooo thick, but they have the much thinner types. just interested, because i have core spun before with pretty bulky threads, but never with the really fine stuff