Keeping silk threads?

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Keeping silk threads?

by ladyrose » Sun Jan 14, 2018 8:44 pm

Hello, I'm a long time lurker and first time poster on this forum. This forum is a terrible enabler of stitch stasjh enhancement. Hence my question, how to keep silk threads?

I was planning to bobbinate the ones I'm going to use on the Chatelaine pattern I picked up. But now that I have the first of them. I'm having second thoughts. Is that going to mess them up? And how do you undo the braid to bobbinate in the first place?
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Re: Keeping silk threads?

by fccs » Mon Jan 15, 2018 7:52 pm

I usually don't bobbinate my silks; i just keep them in little snack size baggies (one per baggie). The exception would be my Dinky Dyes that for my Glendon Place Tiramisu. Those I bombinate around the tag they come on.

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Re: Keeping silk threads?

by Squirrel » Mon Jan 15, 2018 10:36 pm

So glad you have de-lurked at last and yes we do love to help one another gather stash. It's called SABLE -Stash Acquired Beyond Life Expectancy. It is an incurable disease - thank goodness.

To answer your query I have kept my silk threads on the tags they came with mainly so as I know what came from where. I also keep metallic threads on their cards/tags etc.
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Re: Keeping silk threads?

by Mabel Figworthy » Tue Jan 16, 2018 8:54 am

I tend to put silks on bobbins - I even put (some) metallics on bobbins! So much easier to store them. And it's never messed them up for me yet :x: :-D
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Re: Keeping silk threads?

by rcperryls » Tue Jan 16, 2018 6:10 pm

I have some silks that came on bobbins, some I wrap around the tag and some I bobbinate. I guess I can't decide what I like best.

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Re: Keeping silk threads?

by ladyrose » Wed Jan 17, 2018 1:04 am

: :lol: Thanks for the advice. Though for the moment think they will stay in their baggies until closer to having them all for the pattern and then bobbinate them Although I would say Mabel that I thought metalics were essentially pre-bobbinated and it was best to leave them that way. 8) :tea: or :coffee: for everybody!
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