HNW - questions from a sewing box

ladygrania@juno.com ladygrania at juno.com
Sun Mar 4 08:01:06 PST 2001


How about upholsterers supplies.

Grania
On Sun, 04 Mar 2001 00:16:31 -0600 Magdalena <magdlena at earthlink.net>
writes:
> 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.
> 
> 
> Thanks!
> -Magdalena
> 
>
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