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Posted on: 2/5/10 1:27 PM
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reading emeraldjul's tip on making cording reminded me of a couple of ways to speed up the twisting -

1. use a drill - battery or electric, as long as it's a variable speed so you have more control

2. keep an eye out for the battery operated hair twister tools that might be showing up at garage sales soon. They have 3 hooks, so you can make a 3 strand cord. Push the button 1 way and just the hooks rotate to put twist in each cord, then push the button the other way, and the whole head turns to twist the cords together.

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eej713 said... (2/10/10 9:18 AM) Reply
You can also use the bobbin winder on a sewing machine...the only problem is, it has to be one that sits on top of the machine. Tie a small length of cord through the center of the cords, then use that short piece to tie it through the holes of the bobbin. Put it on the bobbin winder and wind until it starts to get the twist you want. Fold it back on itself and let it twist together.
paulakiss said... (2/6/10 0:46 AM) Reply
Great idea! I never thought of using a drill or the hair twisting systems!
quathy said... (2/5/10 6:51 PM) Reply
ETA. I've finally figured out how people do the accidental double post! *sorry*
quathy said... (2/5/10 6:51 PM) Reply
since you mention it... i've done fleece cording by tying the ends to a bobbin and and letting my sewing machine's bobbin winder do the twisting.
 
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