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Topic: I found the best way to string beads on roving! Floss threaders!!  (Read 1454 times)
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« on: March 10, 2012 12:16:09 PM »

I am starting to string beads and sequins on bits of roving in preparation for spinning an embellished yarn.  Jacey Boggs recommends using a sharp darning needle.  I thought, "How am I going to thread the roving into the needle?"  Inspiration struck at the drugstore, and I bought a pack of floss threaders, like you might use to floss your teeth if you have braces.  Works like a charm!!  I don't even bother threading the darning needle, but just use the floss threader to thread the beads and sequins.  The eye of the floss threader is so large I can fit my fingers through, which makes it so easy to get a little tuft of roving ready to go.  And, if I end up wanting to thread a felted bead or something, I can still use the floss threader to thread the darning needle with roving.

Just had to share, b/c I'm so excited it worked!

If you don't know what a floss threader is, here's a link:
« Reply #1 on: March 10, 2012 01:14:24 PM »

Ooh, brilliant idea. Thank you so much for that.

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« Reply #2 on: March 10, 2012 07:28:31 PM »

What a great idea!


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« Reply #3 on: March 10, 2012 08:20:35 PM »

Happy to share!  I'm glad you were able to figure out what the heck I was talking about -- not sure I described it very well, and I didn't have a camera handy to take a pic.
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