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I think you can get that thread at a fabric store by the spool.
And why has this thread been moved to the "silk" section?? Because of the word "loop" or the word "ball"?
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On 2010-02-11 19:24, Frank Starsini wrote:
I think you can get that thread at a fabric store by the spool.
And why has this thread been moved to the "silk" section?? Because of the word "loop" or the word "ball"?


I suspect it's because the mods have confused a loop ball with a hank ball (some hank balls also have loops on them).
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On 2010-01-22 17:56, Orange Eric wrote:
Check out Jordan Gomez's FISM act on YouTube. When he's manipulating the red ball, he uses it very well!


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TbGAep93RNA
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On 2010-02-07 09:53, wbzwolinski wrote:
I am still trying to figure out the specific cotton yarn/thread he used in his gypsy thread. I just can't find anything I like for his "larger" performance of the effect. It seemed to break very easily...which would be beneficial to me because of the carpel tunnel condition that I have developed in my hands. Well, the loopball I can make myself, but I sure would like to get my hands on some of that thread.

Thanks for your response,
Wolly


The Thread is called 'Basting Thread', it is used by clothing tailors to hand stitch parts of clothing when making tailored cloths like suits for men. The Basing Thread in the USA is just to strong. It is made by the popular 'Coats & Clark, Inc.' Company. As stated by Frank, most all fabric stores carry this brand. Mine has the name 'Brook's Basting Thread' on the covering wrapper.

For the best Basing Thread, you have to get it from England and Europe. There thread is a bit thicker and weaker. Breaks very easily. All the spools I have the visiting magicians removed the labels, so I cannot give any brand information, unfortunately.
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Wicking yarn works well in the Gypsy Thread. It's larger in diameter than regular basting thread, but breaks just as easily.
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I remember I had fish line on mine years ago.
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On 2012-10-17 19:10, magic8161 wrote:
I remember I had fish line on mine years ago.


??? Oh! On the loop ball! Yeah, that's usually the stuff they use. Smile

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I bought a loop ball from Cellini at a lecture and he used a pretty thick monofilement fishing line.

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Not sure how to make one. anyone make there own?
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I always thought you could do the same thing with a palm-o-ball.
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No, Ian...The Palmo is an oval Dye Tube made by Rice. It has no monofilament attached. Smile

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As far as the "loop ball" being used for silks, isn't that called a Stilwell Ball? Or am I mistaken?
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The ball used for silk work is a hank ball, that Stilwell developed a full routine around in the early 1900's. I actually found a copy of his booklet in very good condition. Hugard summarizes the Stillwell routine in the book "Silken Sorcery". The hank ball can be found most commonly today without a loop, and my opinion is that the loop does not add much to the ball's usefulness.

Duane Lalin has a DVD on the hank ball that is quite good.

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