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Ceil
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Posted - 11/10/2012 :  10:58:44 PM  Show Profile  Visit Ceil's Homepage Send Ceil a Private Message  Reply with Quote
The yarn is often too fat to pass through the button's holes. I'm a spinner, too, so I restore the fat yarn to fiber with some wool carders, spin the yarn really thin and then ply it. Soak and dry to set, and voila! Button sewing yarn in the same dye lot!

Ceil
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robinstephanie
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Posted - 11/11/2012 :  11:49:16 AM  Show Profile Send robinstephanie a Private Message  Reply with Quote
Ceil, that's brilliant. I'm a spinner too. I may try this someday.

Robinsteph

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Ceil
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Posted - 11/12/2012 :  8:40:37 PM  Show Profile  Visit Ceil's Homepage Send Ceil a Private Message  Reply with Quote
Oh yes, please do! I am REALLY opposed to using sewing thread for buttons. This way you get exactly the right color. I like to ply the yarn for strength, but of course that means the actual spun yarn needs to be even thinner.

And make sure your buttonholes are big enough.

Ceil
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