Not using Gutermann sewing thread?

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For those of you who have had bad experiences with Gutermann sewing
thread being too linty, etc, what brand of thread are you using????
Surely not Coats & Clark (I hope)..

Enquiring minds want to know.

Re: Not using Gutermann sewing thread?
jusme wrote:
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Sorry to dash your hopes, but I have used C&C almost
exclusively for 40+ years, and see no reason to change.  The
*only* reason I buy Gutermann is if I cannot get a closer
color-match with C&C, which was the case with the periwinkle
junior bridesmaid I made for DD's wedding a couple years
ago.  Oh, and when I wanted to use *silk* thread for a lot
of the hand-work and basting on DD's wedding gown.

YMMV,

Beverly



Re: Not using Gutermann sewing thread?
On Wed, 10 Oct 2007 13:35:11 -0700, "BEI Design"

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Same here - C&C since forever & with no problems :)

-Irene

Re: Not using Gutermann sewing thread?
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I use Aurifil and YLI 100 weight cotton threads: both lovely.  For
thicker threads I like the YLI 50 weight quilting thread, and Empress
Mills cotton, which is about a 75 weight.

The new Coats Cotton thread is very like the Aurifil and YLI, being a 2
ply 100 weight thread made from long staple cotton.  I was very
impressed with it for garment construction, thopugh I might not choose
to quilt with it as it's a bit fine for my taste in quilting thread.  I
haven't yet used the new Coats Duet poly thread, but reports say it's a
vast improvement on the old Drima nighmare stuff.  A bloke on another
group here in the UK has used it and reports that it's a little more
tightly wound than the Gutterman.  That I can live with if it's a better
and more consistent quality as I don't use poly thread for hand
finishing (I use silk, or rayon machine embroidery thread for that).
For poly I usually use Empress Mills 120's poly serger thread: works
very well on the machine in 1000m cops, and I have a thread stand for
the bigger serger cones.

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Re: Not using Gutermann sewing thread?
Interesting.. Coats was very poor thread at one point (sorry,
Beverly).. I stopped using it after I had a couple of finished
garments self-destruct at all the seams because "Dual Duty" failed
(and failed badly)...
This was something less than funny at the time.

Aurifil and YLI I have heard of on this side of the pond, but I think
Empress Mills is something we do not see here.

me


On Wed, 10 Oct 2007 23:09:41 +0100, Kate XXXXXX

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Re: Not using Gutermann sewing thread?
I'm with Beverley.  I mostly use C & C 100% cotton, as I mostly sew on
natural fibres.  I LOATHE Dual Duty, and will not use it any more except
perhaps for mending.

p.s.  Just been in hospital for another eight days, got home at
lunchtime.  Seems I came home too quick last time, and simply was not
cured.  Now, apparently, my lungs are clear but my legs are made of
cooked spaghetti, so I am spending my tme on the couch or the easy
chair.  Very frustrating.

Olwyn Mary in New Orleans.

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Re: Not using Gutermann sewing thread?
Interesting.. I use both natural and manmade fibres equally, depending
(I prefer natural fibres, but I can't always use them).

So I tend to try to buy general sewing thread that I can use with
both.  I have enough types of thread to keep straight already
(embroidery, lingerie, button, general sewing, lol)  

Sorry to hear you have been in hospital again.. Let's hope you will
heal now.

me

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Re: Not using Gutermann sewing thread?
Welcome back, Olwyn Mary!  I hope this time, the docs got the job done
right.  Just continue to take care of yourself.
Emily  


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Re: Not using Gutermann sewing thread?
Olwyn Mary wrote:
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The Dual Duty I have is a coated quilting thread: very nasty stuff, not
for machine use, and no good for hand work!
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Oh dear!  Have some ((((((OM)))))) hugs!

I've also spent the last few days with me feet up, mostly asleep, thanks
to the cocktail of antihistamines and antibiotics I'm taking due to
reacting badly to a wasp sting on Saturday!

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Re: Not using Gutermann sewing thread?
Kate XXXXXX wrote:
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Ouch!  Ouch!  You take care, as well.  We need our Kate!  (minimum daily
requirement not set by the FDA)
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Pogonip wrote:
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hehehehehe!  Thank you!  The sting site was 8.5" wide at the widest
point, itchy as hell, painful, and came up in a hard lump!

Gone down considerably (but I still have the hospital's biro line on my
leg!), but still itchy!  Mustn't rub creams on it as it blistered, and
they don't want me getting septicaemia or celulitis - and neither do I!

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Re: Not using Gutermann sewing thread?
Kate XXXXXX wrote:
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Yuk, Yuk, Yuk!  For heaven's sake keep a close eye on it and get back to
the quack if anything looks "wrong" about it - other than a 8.5" wide
biro shape.  Remind me to avoid Kentish wasps & wasps of Kent.

Lizzy

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Lizzy Taylor wrote:
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I will!  This is the second sting this year: the earlier one came up all
nasty like this, but much smaller (total swelling the area of my hand)
so wjhen this came up so much more, and just kept going, it went to the
hospital.  They said I need to be careful in future as they couldn't
rule out ever more violent reactions.  Hm...  Don't really want to need
to carry an EPI pen for the rest of my life, but I will if I have to!

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Re: Not using Gutermann sewing thread?
Considering the sound of your reaction and how the symptoms seem to be
increasing, I would want an epi pen... I am very allergic to bees (
and some wasps), and have carried a pen for years.  It beats the
daylights out of being afraid of living your life (going outside on
picnics, etc.) Before I got the pen, I had become afraid to go out
into my own garden, for fear I would wind up stung and in hosptial
again (or worse)...

Many "bees"(wasps inclusive)  will be quite content to leave you alone
as long as you leave them alone, but there are some very aggressive
species around, that will seek people out and attack for no good
reason. btdt, and wound up in hospital with a tube down my throat..

me

On Fri, 12 Oct 2007 13:27:12 +0100, Kate XXXXXX
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Re: Not using Gutermann sewing thread?
jusme wrote:
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It's on my list of Things To Nag The Quack About next time I go.  :)
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Scary!  I Have a friend who is allergic to wasp stings...  Unfortunately
she's also allergic to antihistamines!  When she had some allergy skin
tests, they came back as 'Allergic to everything, except the distilled
water - and that's marginal!'


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Re: Not using Gutermann sewing thread?
Kate XXXXXX wrote:
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This is the sort of thing that makes me suspect that our ancestors came
here from another planet.
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You have my sympathy Kate as it sounds like a very nasty reaction.

I got a tiny prick from a rose and ended up with cellulitis just a couple of
months ago - not nice.  Arm in a sling for 5 days and antibiotics from the
tiniest puncture mark that could hardly be seen.



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FarmI wrote:
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My mum had cellulitis a couple of times, so I know what it can be like.
  Hence my great care!

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Re: Not using Gutermann sewing thread?
Kate XXXXXX wrote:
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Omigawd, that's ginormous!  The reaction is adding insult to injury.
Down with stinging wasps!  Hope it improves soon!
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Re: Not using Gutermann sewing thread?
Pogonip wrote:
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It's getting better all the time, thank you.  I just DO NOT want any more!

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