Question: What thread do you use for beading?

Can I use sewing thread for beading?

Broadly speaking, beading threads currently fall into two categories: nylon based thread and Monofilament thread. … Nylon based thread feels a lot like sewing thread and it usually comes on a small spool or bobbin. When I started beading, Nymo was pretty much the only nylon beading thread that was readily available.

Can you use cotton thread for beading?

For loomwork warp threads, we recommend cotton as it does not stretch like nylon. Use Quilting thread for 12/0 and smaller and Button and Carpet thread for 10/0 and 11/0 beads.

What is the difference between beading thread and regular thread?

By the way, beading thread is vastly different than sewing thread. Beading thread is made from long nylon fibres that don’t break easily. Sewing thread is cotton, polyester, or a cotton/polyester blend and is spun from short fibres. It won’t stand up to the abrasion of seed beading.

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