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Posted 30 June 2015 - 05:06 AM

New post by Italian shirtmaker Mary Frittolini. Can anyone tell me what brand of thread or floss she's using?  The label appears to say "48".


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Posted 30 June 2015 - 06:12 AM

Anker embrodery floss.
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Posted 30 June 2015 - 06:16 AM

http://www.makeitcoa...stranded-cotton
This is more international.
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Posted 30 June 2015 - 11:52 PM

Anker embrodery floss.

 

 

http://www.makeitcoa...stranded-cotton
This is more international.

 

Thank you for your answers. It definitely looked like floss.  I assume that she's using it for something like top stitching, buttonholes, or a monogram.  She wouldn't be using it, even single strand, for sewing the main parts together, right?


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Posted 01 July 2015 - 12:40 AM

the floss looks like anchor 6 strand, i believe the 48 is the color code. the floss is usally used for cross stitch and embroidery, very easy to find. beautiful work she does!
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Posted 01 July 2015 - 12:44 AM

the floss looks like anchor 6 strand, i believe the 48 is the color code. the floss is usally used for cross stitch and embroidery, very easy to find. beautiful work she does!


oh, just saw the other posts, after i posted...apologies.

would think that the anchor thread would be used stranded for monograms, possibly for buttonholes, but doubt for seams...any of you professional shirtmakers know?

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Posted 01 July 2015 - 06:37 AM

 

 

 

Thank you for your answers. It definitely looked like floss.  I assume that she's using it for something like top stitching, buttonholes, or a monogram.  She wouldn't be using it, even single strand, for sewing the main parts together, right?

Maybe something to get your teeth into?


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Posted 01 July 2015 - 09:56 AM

oh, just saw the other posts, after i posted...apologies.

would think that the anchor thread would be used stranded for monograms, possibly for buttonholes, but doubt for seams...any of you professional shirtmakers know?

...buttonholes

here is picture, Google images

 

https://s-media-cach...e05f7849877.jpg


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Posted 01 July 2015 - 10:25 AM

Maybe something to get your teeth into?


I've heard of some sort of yarn being used on really lightweight coat cloth instead of gimp, because the gimp is to heavy, large, stiff. So something softer, lighter, thinner is better.

Haven't heard that for shirts, though.
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Posted 01 July 2015 - 07:17 PM

Hello gregor!

 

You must forgive my weird sense of humour. I was referring to dental floss! The word 'floss' being the operative word in the original post by Tailleuse (sorry Jean)


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Posted 02 July 2015 - 12:17 AM

I thought something like that was happening :)


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Posted 02 July 2015 - 07:18 AM

the floss looks like anchor 6 strand, i believe the 48 is the color code. the floss is usally used for cross stitch and embroidery, very easy to find. beautiful work she does!

 

 

...buttonholes

here is picture, Google images

 

https://s-media-cach...e05f7849877.jpg

 

 

I've heard of some sort of yarn being used on really lightweight coat cloth instead of gimp, because the gimp is to heavy, large, stiff. So something softer, lighter, thinner is better.

Haven't heard that for shirts, though.

 

It makes sense that the floss would be used for monograms or buttonholes. I was confused because the post title mentioned the shoulders.


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Posted 02 July 2015 - 07:20 AM

Maybe something to get your teeth into?

 

Fun site.


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Posted 02 July 2015 - 12:31 PM

I downloaded the photos and blew them up, I think she is using the floss to sew the seams.

Greger - interesting idea about the gimp. Its so hard to locate and color can be an issue.

As for the "fun site": Why can't I find a Picasso in my attic!:-(

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Posted 02 July 2015 - 03:12 PM

As for the "fun site": Why can't I find a Picasso in my attic!:-(
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Posted 02 July 2015 - 10:55 PM

I downloaded the photos and blew them up, I think she is using the floss to sew the seams.

I agree with this.  I think she's using the embroidery floss to sew the shoulder seams.  My guess is that the reason that she's using embroidery thread is because the colour palette available is so extensive, allowing for a closer match to the colour of the cloth.


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Posted 03 July 2015 - 03:55 AM

Wouldn't the floss be more supple? And a bit thicker than Mara type thread so it could be strong enough.


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Posted 03 July 2015 - 08:07 AM

I agree with this.  I think she's using the embroidery floss to sew the shoulder seams.  My guess is that the reason that she's using embroidery thread is because the colour palette available is so extensive, allowing for a closer match to the colour of the cloth.

 

May be, but pale pink isn't that hard a color to match in thread.


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