|This is an easy way to make custom cording using any variety of thread, yard, floss, etc.
Cut lengths of your threads approximately 3 times the desired finished length. The number of threads used determines the thickness of the finished cord. In the sample, I used two pieces of needlepoint wool yarn.
Tie the threads securely at one end and pin them to a secure surface (I used a tailor's ham).
Twist the threads clockwise until tight. The cord will start to buckle slightly (see photo).
Grab the cord at its midpoint with one hand and at the untied end with the other hand. If you are working with very long threads, an assistant is helpful here.
Secure the untied end at the tied end. The cord will twist together. Twist and smooth the doubled cord to get the desired look.
I've used this technique with pulled threads from wool tweed to make a matching button loop and also to make custom cording for handbags.