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Topic: Old vs New(ish) Approach to IT
Message: Posted by: Merodach (Jun 18, 2021 08:35AM)
I'm a bit late to the IT game. I have just discovered Michael Ammar's Thread Miracles. As such I've been experimenting with extracting the IT from p***ty hos* and using it for some of the effects. I have to say that this is a pain in the neck and the extracted thread is also not straight (this just might be the specific thread composition ratio).

So to the point: It's a great DVD, but I'm wondering if it's dated (not the effects but for the creation of IT). For those of you who use IT do you just purchase it and/or us an IT device? Or are you a traditionalist and create your own?
Message: Posted by: cuchullain (Jun 18, 2021 10:10AM)
I spent an evening getting thread from pantyhose - I use wax to mark the ends and then roll it around a pencil (several strands per pencil) and keep until it is needed. Slightly thicker is a product called MONO POLY from superiorthreads.com, or most sewing shops
Message: Posted by: Bill Hegbli (Jun 28, 2021 06:46AM)
The original thread was pulled from black French Stocking.

The best thread supplier went out of business last year.

What thread or device has more to do with how you intend to use it, magic is created by the presentation of the performer.
Message: Posted by: Merodach (Jun 29, 2021 02:58PM)
Thanks for the reply Mr. Hegbli :) That's a great point.
Message: Posted by: Wravyn (Jun 29, 2021 03:04PM)
I used to seperate non waxed dental floss. A black sharpie marker to make it black, then seperate.
Message: Posted by: Merodach (Jun 29, 2021 03:07PM)
I would have never thought about dental floss (runs to try it) :P
Message: Posted by: Chessmann (Jul 1, 2021 02:51PM)
I've done dental floss before and think very highly of it.

One characteristic it has it that it doesn't bunch when slack.
Message: Posted by: Wravyn (Jul 1, 2021 04:25PM)
Be sure it is unwaxed.
Message: Posted by: padre rich (Jul 5, 2021 02:30PM)
I bought some boxes from the billy McComb estate.in one was his collection of threads and wax.a gold mine,it includes a spool of thread that is the best I've ever seen.I introduced IT to China in 1980 with the mark Wilson troupe,so I've been a thread bug for decades,have followed the development from its early Fred kaps inception.this stuff from billy is so strong,so thin,not elastic,just perfect and I don't know where its from.have never seen its type before or since.mesika,the rest don't measure up.all the rest are primitive,by comparison.lucky me...
Message: Posted by: Merodach (Jul 7, 2021 05:52AM)
That sounds great, you should consider taking the forensic approach. Send out a sample to be analyzed and kindly share the results :)
Message: Posted by: padre rich (Jul 9, 2021 12:30PM)
Why would I want to enlighten a bunch of strangers at my expense?the Chinese taught me to trade something of equal value for secrets.Most guys are driving around with no spare...
Message: Posted by: Mr. Woolery (Jul 24, 2021 10:09PM)
I was taught not to tease people if I donít intend to share.

Message: Posted by: Merodach (Jul 25, 2021 06:06PM)
That sounds like something my mother said... :)