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yoyo string?

Schnayke | Posted in Equipment and Supplies on

Ok. So I am trying to make yoyo string. I am looking for a size of thread that in brazil they call. 100% polyester size 120. I have been searching for info on thread, But all the info I find is product name specific. Now is there a 120/1 or 120/2 I can find anywhere that all of you know?
yoyo string is maid by taking 9 feet of thread 6-12 strands tieing ether end and then twisting the threads intell they become 8 feet long, Then you fold the string in half, Keeping it tight the hole time and let it spin together. Then tie a loop in the end of the string that has all the loose ends. and you have your self a string.
Thank you for all the help in advance.
Eric.

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  1. mimi | | #1

    Try the website http://www.threadart.com  they have a large assortment of threads.  Come to think of it, we used cotton crochet thread when I was a kid, but I don't know what size that is.  To twist it attach it to a drill; tie the other end onto something strong enough to hold the tension and turn the drill on.

    mimi

    1. Schnayke | | #2

      Ya' I have found that store. This is the problem I am haveing. I know that they mark poly thred by numbers but they don't seem to do it on any of the web sites. and the ones that I find them on say it on like 40 weight. I know the size of thread I am looking for is 120/1 or 120/2. That means it is size 120 and it has 1 or 2 ply make up. I know they use thread that fine for sewing silk. But that is all I can find for info.
      Thanks for helping.
      eric... Schnayke for short.

      1. Elisabeth | | #3

        Mettler makes Metrolene http://www.webofthread.com/metrolene.htm I've had a hard time finding non-standard sizes of threads too and while I prefer to see and touch the thread I plan to buy I am giving in to ordering online.

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