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Flo
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Hi,
As I'm about to finish the elastic thread that came with LeClair's "Who's Afraid of Invisible Thread?" DVD (I've made some loops with it too, thanks to GuySavoie), I need to get some new IT.
I want it to be the most invisible and don't really care about its strength nor elasticity.

What do you think about penguin's "Miracle Thread"?
Is it better than the one you can make yourself using Jon LeClair's method?

Thanks

Flo
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I am not sure if this is what you are looking for, but why not go into a fabric shop and get a roll of Wooley Nylon? That is what most IT is anyway.

It is ten times cheaper in a fabric shop than in a magic shop.
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I would not suggest the Miracle thread as a substitute to the original LeClair thread. The Miracle thread is way too elastic for that type of hook up and it will look like the object is bouncing rather than floating, Miracle thread is best used for fixed hook ups or Loops..

As Astinus mentioned, the best bet is orginal wolly nylon. If you're too lazy to search around (just like me) you can get great thread from Penguin. It's the one I use for my performances.

Here's the link to it:
http://www.penguinmagic.com/product.php?ID=51

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The Le Clair thread that I have isn't elastic. I'd try Astinus' recommendation.
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The Wooly nylon seems just like what I got from LeClair....you can buy a lifetime supply for $3.00.
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I've got a spool of wooly nylon and it drives me nuts! If you strip out a single strand or two it is invisible alright...just so hard to see and set up.

And if you should drop the strand before attaching it to tape or wax, bye bye...you'll never find it.

Makes me nuts using this stuff!!!

Also how many strands do you guys use for the floating cigarette or the hummer card? 1,2,3?
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It's sort of a religious experience. You have to believe it's there. It really makes the rest of the people in the house wonder when they see me working the stuff. It's like I'm performing some sort of exorcism or something.

Carefully handled, a single strand works fine with a card. I haven't done the cigarette thing as nobody in the house smokes.
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On 2004-06-25 03:40, MagicMan1957 wrote:
...also how many strands do you guys use for the floating cigarette or the hummer card? 1,2,3?



Only use one strand for the Hummer card and all Animator routines.

I use one strand of Kevlar for Fearson's Hook up (floating Cig).

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I've always used one strand for everything.

Speaking of wooly nylon, I've experimented with different colors. Do you guys find black to be the best?
Flo
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Thank you for your help.

I found some links.

These shops ship worldwide exept joann.com (US only).

The brand name seems to be the same in each website: YLI
But it also seems that there isn't something like this in France...

As you'll see there are a lot of different colors.

Rtgreen, could you please tell us what colors you've experimented with and your opinion?

Flo

http://www.speedstitch.com/Merchant2/mer......llynylon

http://www.joann.com/catalog.jhtml?CATID......ID=47421

http://shop.store.yahoo.com/phoenixtextiles/wnr-2.html

http://www.janome.co.uk/acatalog/Store_F......s_4.html

http://www.ggcreations.com.au/althea/threads/woolnylon.html
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Yup, black seems to be the best overall. Interestingly it also seems to have the lowest reflectivity. I'll use brown occasionally when I wear lighter clothes.

I was just at JoAnn's yesterday and I noticed that the YLI WN is in a different package. Does anyone know if they're just changing package designs? Or is this a different thread?
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Does anyone know the name of kevlar thread that is used for levitations...I mean so I can purchase the spool from a fabric shop? I heard it is really good for the hummingbird card.
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What is the easiest way to tie loops with elastic thread? Or where can I find the best instructions?
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What product number (on speed stitch) is the black one?
I've also heard that the multicolour stuff makes it even more invis. - is this true?
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Paul: I think that penguin has a video on loop tying tho I haven't heard much about it, I'm sure if you do a search you'll find a thread (no pun intended) about this.

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Flo
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Penguin magic has a video on loops tying
for $19.95
"miracle thread" included
http://www.penguinmagic.com/product.php?ID=855
And there's a thread about tying loops somewhere in this forum.

I have never "seen" real loops, only a few video demos and the method from Guy Savoie and now I think that I didn't use the right thread and that is why my "loops" weren't really usable.
So, maybe I will try Penguin's offer.


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I still would like to know something:

Is this miracle thread as invisible as the one that come with LeClair's dvd or as woolly nylon?

Thank you

Flo
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Miracle Thread does not worth the money.
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Liljay510:

Kevlar Thread on 50 yard Spools:

http://www.deeteeenterprises.com/NS.Tool.Kevlar.Thread.php

http://www.firemountaingems.com/shopping.asp?skw=KWCORDKEV

There's a couple sources from a quick google search on "Kevlar thread". Both are for under $4.00 per spool. Hope this helps.

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Firemountain charges exorbant amts for shipping.
My order total for 2 spools was 6 bucks and they wanted to charge (CHEAPEST!) $19 something to ship from Oregon to Vancouver.

What a scam.
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