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How to stiffen string?

Postby Erika Takacs » Wed Jan 31, 2007 11:05 pm

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Can anybody help me with this? I'd like to stiffen and join together different sized strings. I've already tried glue, it didn't work. I'm thinking maybe dip them in beeswax? Did anybody try that? Or should I use a glue gun?

Any tips are welcome. I really, really want to figure this out!

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Re: How to stiffen string?

Postby DeDeSorensen » Thu Feb 01, 2007 10:50 am

Have you tried Fa
ic Sizing? I know this works for other fa
ics .. . might work for string.
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Postby Singular » Thu Feb 01, 2007 12:12 pm

What kind of project are you working on? I think DeDe's suggestion makes sense. Sizing is definitely the recommended option for yarn. Out of curiosity, I did a little research and saw that people using everything from glue, rubber cement to nail polish. I guess whatever works right?
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Postby Erika Takacs » Thu Feb 01, 2007 4:32 pm

Thanks for your quick replies, and Joe for the extra time you've taken to search for solutions. Nail polish? Wow! I never heard of rubber cement, but it sounds good. What is it??
I'm only experimenting at the moment, no specific projects yet. I'd like to see if it's possible to stiffen yarn to build something with it.
I will definitely try the fa
ic sizing. Where do you buy it, at the fa
ic store? Is it something you spray on?

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Re: How to stiffen string?

Postby DeDeSorensen » Thu Feb 01, 2007 4:43 pm

You can buy fa
ic sizing in the laundry section of your grocery store.
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