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Topic: The trick to threading a needle:capilary action  (Read 856 times)
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« on: December 27, 2010 03:11:56 PM »

I saw this on lifehacker, and I was wondering if anyone else knew about it. Turns out that licking the thread is not the right way to easily thread a needle. The secret is to lick the eye of the needle itself. Turns out that the capilary action of having such a small whole wet exherts force to pull the thread through, even if it is cut raggedly (within reason). Of course, licking the thread in addition still helps. I've found that this tip has made threading needles 300% easier. Share it around.
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« Reply #1 on: December 28, 2010 10:09:45 AM »

That's really neat!  I'm going to have to try this out.  Thank you for sharing!

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« Reply #2 on: January 11, 2011 04:48:46 PM »

I tried this tonight and it still took me 4 times to thread the sewing needle (which is about average).  Interesting idea though, I will have to try it a couple more times...I can only think its going to get harder and harder as I grow older.   Embarrassed
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