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Seeing is believing ?
Various Thread as Seen Through a Microscope at 60X.
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Date: 11/8/12 5:32 PM

Very Interesting....

Various Thread as Seen Through a Microscope at 60X.
-- Edited on 11/18/13 8:12 PM --

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Date: 11/8/12 5:52 PM

Thanks for posting this. I also liked the Embroidery and Specialty Threads section that is linked there, too.

I use cheap cheap no-name thread, Coats And Clark, and Guttermann. I wish I knew if the person took very many samples of different cones of each company thread.

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Date: 11/8/12 7:15 PM

Thanks for posting this! I'm curious to see how the old Coats and Clarks thread looks under a microscope. Every time I have a student who is having machine problems, I drag out my bag of old C&C thread and lay a piece next to their Walmart Coats thread. They get the message quickly. The older thread is heavier and their Walmart thread is similar, but thinner than serger thread.

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Date: 11/8/12 7:29 PM

And I actually like the new C&C Dual Duty Plus! I think it's much smoother than say Gutterman, and it comes in great colors. I find it very much less linty.

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Date: 11/8/12 7:30 PM

This was really interesting! Another link I found via Google:

http://owensolivia.blogspot.com.au/2012/10/your-sewing-thread-under-microscope.html

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Date: 11/8/12 7:39 PM

Welcome !


I had some old coats and clark thread that was 24 years old and gave it away because I didn't like the colors. I never had a problem with it back then but I really didn't do much sewing so who knows.

I also have some A&E excell thread that's 24 years old...never used. It has to be better than the stuff A&E makes today.

Anyone know the best place to buy "Mettler" thread ?

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Date: 11/8/12 7:41 PM

I would be very interested to have some textile experts debunk the possible myth that Coats (at least modern day Coats) is inferior to other threads. I think was considered superior due to the fact it was foreign, more than anything.

I use Guterman and other similar brands now...also silk quite a bit.

But I grew up with Coats and still hold faith that company will one day gain ground once again. Their ad campaigns have always been beautiful. When young, I thought the Coats and Clark thread cabinets were like a candy store display.

Many of the "sewing experts" who taught us to use Guterman and such were also selling Guterman in their stores. It went with a theory about the machine feeds on Berninas and others...maybe.

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Date: 11/8/12 7:46 PM

Thanks for the link..it's great and shows many brands .I just wish the pics were taken at the same distance..still great tho !

Thanks !

PS: I also find it amazing seeing thread or anything for that matter under a microscope 60X.

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Date: 11/8/12 8:08 PM

Here's more under the microscope. The Stretch Nylon Thread
is very very very interesting .

http://sewing.about.com/library/weekly/aa102100b.htm

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Date: 11/9/12 0:06 AM

Very cool, thanks for sharing! Glad to know that my Gutermann seems to be among the top contenders!

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