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Topic: What do you use as a core when corespinning?  (Read 1179 times)
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« 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.

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« Reply #1 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. 

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« Reply #2 on: June 23, 2008 05:02:21 PM »

hmmm. I've never tried crochet thread. I'll have to try that.  Smiley I like to use upholstery thread or serger thread.

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« Reply #3 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...

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« Reply #4 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.

« Reply #5 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

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