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Magicjg
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Am interested in performing a gypsy thread routine. I have read Geoffrey Durhams book, and he suggest Chadwicks mending cotton. I have looked for this on the internet and it seems that you can only get this in the UK. I would love to get some of this in the next week. Anyone no where in the states I can, or the equivalent I can buy? Thanks.
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I have been looking also. If anyone knows where to get this in the US, please post.
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Glow thread works nice for this effect. Does not tangle and breaks easy yet gives you that snap sound in the mic. It is a bit costly but I feel worth it knowing when you unreal it will not tangle. Plus it looks good under dim light. Look for Camirand Glo-Thread
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Mending cotton is I believe the same as basting thread. Basting thread is what magicians such as Fred Kaps, Michael Skinner used when performing Hindu/Gypsy thread.

Basting thread is difficult to find. I found some about 5 years ago in a quilting store.


You can find easy enough to break thread in sewing supply places, but the best to use is basting thread. The Wal-Mart near me up till about two years ago carried basting thread made by Coats&Clarke.

Keep looking for basting thread you will find it I recently found a source for it so I know it is available. Or you can use the glow thread as mentioned. But IMHO basting thread is the best to use.
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Do you think this effect, if performed well, has the ability to play for huge audiences, around 300?
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Yes it can play for large audiences. Glow-thread from Camirand can help since it is treated with a fluorescent yellow glowing product that is amazing under UV-light. I already performed this on stage with regular yellow thread (not the glow one) wearing a black suit, and the thread was largely visible under proper lightning.

I'd suggest to try the glow-thread.

Jonathan.
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