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Author Topic: Clear thread for Bead Embroidery  (Read 1516 times)

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Clear thread for Bead Embroidery
« on: August 27, 2016, 12:30:04 AM »

Hello,

I'm new to this site so please bear with me.
I've just started a Embroidery picture which uses seed beads all the way through. I'm wanting to use a clear thread instead of the white because it doesn't interfere with the colour of the beads. Would anyone on here know which clear thread would be best for this?

Thanks
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Re: Clear thread for Bead Embroidery
« Reply #1 on: August 27, 2016, 11:33:07 AM »

Would the right fishing line work?  It would be cheap and come in various "gauges" called test lb. for fishing line.  The smaller the test lb. the thinner the line.
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Re: Clear thread for Bead Embroidery
« Reply #2 on: August 27, 2016, 06:39:24 PM »

I wonder if something like this would work for you:  http://www.artbeads.com/ill10cl50.html
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Re: Clear thread for Bead Embroidery
« Reply #3 on: August 27, 2016, 08:54:48 PM »

 :icon_thumright: Thank you for the replies, I will have a look at this option I think it may be the perfect solution.

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Re: Clear thread for Bead Embroidery
« Reply #4 on: September 14, 2016, 11:23:20 AM »

Sorry I didn't see this post till today!
I do bead embroidery regularly.  If I am using beads that are translucent and don't want the thread to interfere with the color I use the "crystal" Fireline found here:  http://www.firemountaingems.com/shop/fireline-thread
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Re: Clear thread for Bead Embroidery
« Reply #5 on: September 17, 2016, 10:20:50 PM »

Thank you Enchantra, I have started using this already and it works perfectly for what I need and so much easier to work with, doesn't get tangled up etc.

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