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Old 06-23-2021, 08:31 AM
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My neighbor gave me a bunch of stuff since her quilter mom is going to a nursing home. What is this wool like thread used for? Iíve also included a picture of the tool that was in the box with it? Thanks
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Old 06-23-2021, 08:43 AM
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A couple things occur to me. With the inclusion of the crochet-like hook, it's possible that it was rug-hooking or some other fiber art that pokes and retrieves thread through a base fabric.

My friend who does tablet weaving also uses similar thread, but I'm not aware that she uses a hook thing and a tablet loom is pretty distinctive.
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Old 06-23-2021, 09:11 AM
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looks like a needle punch tool...it is used to make pretty needle punch design....do a search for it and lots of info will come up good stuff.
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Old 06-23-2021, 09:23 AM
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I'm thinking it is something like needlepunch thread too -- I've tried some searches on the numbers on the spools but haven't gotten lucky with a brand or even match yet... but I'll keep trying.
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Old 06-23-2021, 10:28 AM
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Thanks! I put it up on the buy nothing Facebook page in my town. If I don’t get any takers do either of you do this craft? I’d be happy to send you the thread and needles.
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I agree that it looks like a needle punch tool, but the thread could also be used for crewel embroidery, a popular craft from the late 70s and 80s that is supposedly once again on the upswing.
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Old 06-23-2021, 12:11 PM
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What does the label say on the yellow spool of thread?
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Old 06-23-2021, 01:11 PM
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Gosh .. to me it looks like a stitch ripper.

As for the yarn, I am thinking it's initial intent would be for weaving.
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Old 06-23-2021, 01:17 PM
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It’s a Pretty Punch needle and the threads used for doing pretty punch ( needle punch embroidery) I used to do a lot of Pretty punch- had a friend who was a dealer/ supplier. If you look up ( Needle punch) you will find lots of information. Missie Carpenter offers lots of patterns
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Originally Posted by Rhonda K View Post
What does the label say on the yellow spool of thread?
It says Pretty punch on it. So I guess you folks got it right. I missed that one spool wasnít open.
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