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My mix of sewing threads

Elnnina

Re: My mix of sewing threads
« Reply #15 on: June 10, 2017, 12:33:58 PM »
As soon  as I went to put the thread away I realised I hadn't typed the word Gimp, so this thread is called
Strutts  Super Glace Gimp - cotton thread.

My own laptop is away being seen to (and don't I miss this) so have crept in to use my husband's laptop instead and it keeps on doing silly things to me.

BrendaP

Re: My mix of sewing threads
« Reply #16 on: June 10, 2017, 13:28:12 PM »
Glacé threads have a coating on them, usually wax to or starch, make them extra smooth and are usually used for sewing on buttons or hand quilting.  They can be quite springly when unwound from the reel.

Gimp thread really just means is a thick thread. 
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gimp_(thread)
Brenda.  My machines are: Caroline a Singer 201K-3 born 1940, Thirza a Featherweight 221K born 1949, Azilia a Singer 201K born 1957 and Vera, a Husqvarna 350 SewEasy about 20 years old. Also Bernina 1150 overlocker and Elna 444 Coverstitcher.
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