Mine are filling a large jar. I put them out in the trees for the birds to use for their nests.
I have heard of others who do this, and have read comments of 'Please don't do it'. The latter claim that the birds' claws can get tangled in thread, but I think that can only apply to longer pieces of string...
You've done a bit of Goldwork, haven't you, Pamela? I was thinking, if you starch the thread and then wind it over a very thin wire you could get 'purl'. Fill it with a thicker thread and you'll have another kind of thread... I'll have to try that!
Oh what a lovely idea.......Must try this !hugsChris Richards xx
It is a smart way to use up stray pieces, but you need to be into free form embroidery, I guess.
your have come up with a great idea here Queenie, I must start saving mine instead of binning them
These curls can also be used on the stumpwork portraits I make. How would you use yours? Maybe better bin them!
What a good idea! I have a jar full of little bits of thread..
Are you saving them for something special?
I was just thinking they'd make perfect hair for stumpwork portraits! I do a similar thing by unravelling tiny swatches of knitting, then steaming them to get crinkly hair for peg dolls etc.
That is a smart way to use up smaller pieces of knitting. Another way would be to add thread or yarn to needle felting...
I do tend to dump my short orts, but I'd never thought about curling them, good idea.
For artists, and those who work with mixed media craft, why not coat the thread with bond before winding it around a stick it can easily slide off, skip the iron and leave instead the curl to self dry. I guess you would end up with a neat 'spring' of thread!
Clever. Mine decorate the floor then get eaten by the vacuume cleaner!
Well, there are all sorts of things to do with short orst, aren't there, ha, ha?
A good idea, I may be able to use this idea myself!
You are now into knitting and should have lots of curly yarn if you knit a bit and then unravel it like Elizabeth at Elizabeth's Quarters suggested, see comment above.. Perfect for curly hair on any doll.
I have 3 bags and 1 jar. Not sure what and when I am going to use it, but, that is a good idea.
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