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Some old thread I picked up....

Posted: Fri May 08, 2020 3:17 am
by Johnno
Ok it’s not silk, but a form of cotton.
I kinda like the look, colours and hues of these.
Multi stranded so can make the thread quite fine.
Pretty old, maybe 60 or 70 years, maybe older, I don’t know but I’m interested to see what they are going to be like for bodies and ribs...... perhaps in dubbing loops even...
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Re: Some old thread I picked up....

Posted: Fri May 08, 2020 7:15 am
by letumgo
Nice find! I agree, the colors and hues look very useful for fishing flies.

Re: Some old thread I picked up....

Posted: Fri May 08, 2020 8:27 am
by wsbailey
Here's some history about cotton lisle.

https://www.artimondo.co.uk/magazine/cotton-lisle/

Re: Some old thread I picked up....

Posted: Mon May 11, 2020 10:24 am
by Theroe
Nice find, Johnno. I love using all the stuff that I find that various flea market & garage sales. After all, this is what the Masters before us used to do......they made do with what they had readily available at hand.
Dana