Today, I was working on beading my DeLorean time machine from Back to the Future. First I started using black Nymo (nylon) thread. When I ran out, I realized I had a bobbin of gray Conso #69 thread right there on my work table. I remembered I bought it at Beadworks in Boston, but I had never tried it before. (Below is a photo of both threads so you can see the difference.)
Conso is a bonded nylon industrial quilting/upholstery thread. It is pretty strong, so I thought I should try it out. After I did, I wondered why Beadworks would sell this. I guess you could use it for simple stringing. Or maybe a bead-knitting or beadweaving project, but I don’t think I would. It seems to be strong enough to withstand the sharp edges of my Czech glass bugle beads, but it is very twisted, and it’s hard to thread the needle with. Then, it seems hard to pull the thread through my many layers of felt!
Somehow I made the Conso thread work for a little while, but I think I’m a Nymo girl at heart:)