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TamiL Dolls N Dreams
Aurora, Colorado
Posts: 6,454

Hi, I'm working on a new mini and I don't know if is is the material I'm using or what, but I can't seem to get the thread joints tight enough to please me.....what is the best type of thread to use to do this? :rolleyes:


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I just did a search and found that artificial sinew in thin strands is great, maybe I'll try that.... bear_flower

Jellybelly Bears Jellybelly Bears
Australia
Posts: 4,066

Hey Tami, I like to use bead thread, but artificial sinew is great too.  I always put a tiny bit of glue on a needle into the knot as I'm tying it...it makes it all stay in place and sticky while you're tying off so it doesn't slip.  good luck bear_original

tuppies teddies Tuppies Teddies
Lindenow, Central Gippsland
Posts: 1,969

I am currently using upholstery thread..like string but finer...

wigglesbears Wigglesbears
Posts: 118

l use bonded nylon and works well for me

wiggles xxx

Michelle Helen Chaska, Minnesota
Posts: 2,895

I use upholstery thread but I understand from other mini artist that  a waxy thread keeps it from slipping and keeps it tight. So my next mini, I will try that.

Gijzette Elfin Bears
Mount Dora FL
Posts: 1,507
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Tami,

I have found that a think strand of the artificial sinew works the best. Due to its waxiness (is that a word...LOL) it doesn't seem to slip.

I have also used beading thread but I haven't been able to get the joints as tight.

Hugs,

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