HNW - questions from a sewing box
magdlena at earthlink.net
Sat Mar 3 22:16:31 PST 2001
Robert Romberger wrote:
> These sound like some needles used for sewing heavy cloth (canvas and the
> like) or working with leather.
Leather needles have a tri-corner _sharp_ edge (my fingers may not survive my new
gloves) and the sail repair needles (that I've seen) have a curve at the end. Good
guesses though. ;>
> > A big wooden spool of very strange thread.
> Sounds like a version of a heavy cotton thread used for sails? or heavy
> cloth work (canvas?).
It's a thought, though this stuff is about the same weight as my sewing thread.
I've never seen sailcloth thread.
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