"Thread slipping off bobbins - You can try doing two half hitches. Makes it harder to unwind the thread, but they're less likely to slip off. Some threads slip off more than others. I'm sure that spangles don't make a difference.…"
"Based on what you both said in your replies, it seems that I have my bobbins wound correctly and the half hitch is also correct. My other guess is that I simply don't have enough thread on the bobbins to keep it from slipping. I put on enough…"
"If you use spangled bobbins, they should be enough weight to keep the threads tensioned.
As to unwinding as you work, - make sure you have the bobbins wound the correct way, (not backwards!) As you look down on the head of the bobbin, you should…"
1. How do you maintain proper tension as you work? Should I be looking at putting weights on my bobbins? 2. How do you keep your bobbins from unwinding too easily (even with the slip loop)? I think it's happening as I make the twists.See More
"I guess my bobbins are so light that gravity isn't enough to keep the pairs separated. It seems to me that using pins to do the job isn't much different from using the beads on the cloth-with-hole. Do you find that the pins…"
"I looked at that. The cloth-with-a-hole was invented in the 1980s in Europe, I think. I made several for myself, with different size holes. The beads, I think, would be a colossal annoyance. Threads would be constantly getting snagged on the beads.…"
It is impossible to know from a video, or a photo, what size thread someone is using. The differences in thickness are very small, and these small differences produce very different results. I looked at the patterns from your 2nd url. These…"
"Revisiting this discussion. I've been looking for patterns to make tote bags for my various types of needlework projects. All of the ones I've found so far are just flat, zippered envelope types. (I thought of Vera…"
"One thing I (eventually!!) learned, was after cutting off bobbins, and they still had too much thread on them to throw away, then keep them together with the reel of thread it came off, so you know what it is!! (or keep a written note of the thread…"
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