Nylon Comparison Chart
Omega and La Espiga Nylon thread is the best and most versatile thread available for crocheting or knitting and many other crafts. It is 100% nylon and has a great shine, no hazy “fuzz” like cotton thread or yarn. It simply slides through your fingers. Then nylon shines which makes your creation look very rich and allows soil resistance. You really have to try this nylon thread to realize how great it is to work with and a great change. It does not stretch, keeps it’s shape, it’s heavy, and strong which makes it great for bags. And the tremendous selection in colors enables you to have any color combination you can imagine. Size #24, 18, 9, 6, 5, and 2 are all the same in texture, just different thicknesses. Size #10 has a little different texture than the other sizes. It’s very shiny, almost like satin and very soft. Size #3 metallic is a great glitzy thread with a strand of metallic wound around the nylon.
SOME OF MY NYLON CREATIONS
This is a great handle to crochet that holds up well. It’s a little tricky to make but this video helps!
Dabbing Fray Check, available at any craft store, on the ends is necessary when using nylon thread which ravels easily. When coming to an end or changing colors work over the thread just like yarn but leave a little more thread. Then
clip close to the stitches and immediately dab Fray Check on the end and the surrounding area on the inside of your work. It can darken the thread so dab lightly but make sure it’s saturated. You can also dab it on BEFORE you cut it, let it dry, then
cut. This could allow more control over the spreading. Fray Check is a nylon plastic in an alcohol base and holds up very well even during washing. It can be purchased below.
Nylon thread items can be washed and dried just like any normal garment. If shaping is necessary, remove from drier while still damp, shape and let air dry.
Lining purses is really quite simple. Check out my help page.
With the new ecological friendly dying processes, color fastness is not as good as it used to be. Exposure to sun will harm colors that contain green and turquoise. But long exposure to sun will eventually degrade all colors.
There are so many items that can be made with this thread that I wouldn’t be able to list them all. It’s great for totes/bags/purses, hats, cell phone cases, ipod and pda cases, belts, watchbands, baskets, jewelry, bath accessories, bookmarks, bridal
accessories, candle holders, doilies, dolls, fans, gift bags, home decor, napkin rings, placemats, hotpads, pet leash, runners and scarves, sachets, vases, wreaths, plant hangers, aprons, coasters, curtains, bells, tissue covers, curtain tiebacks,
and doilies. And just think of all those school and team colors we can work up into many different items. I also have a lot of customers that use it for beading, making rosaries, macrame, scrapbooking, and Japanese art. We are continually dreaming
up new patterns and uses. Check out some of the items I have made so far with the different size threads. And check out what others have made, they are much more creative than I am. But let your own imagination run wild. Try it and you will love it. I guarantee!!
If you’re interested in nylon cord for beading, micro-macrame, bead stringing, bead embroidery, and any project calling for very fine nylon, please go to Marion Jewels in Fiber. She has a fabulous selection and great customer service. I have
been simply “giddy” with delight in making up so many new ideas after having worked almost 40 years with yarns and cotton threads. Just give it a try, you’ll love it.
If you have any questions or comments, please let me know.