I was so excited when I saw this online, and visions of the most amazing, mind bending, embroidery danced through my head. I thought it would be perfect for a new trilobite fossil set on gray silk. I could see hanging on my wall, in my Etsy shop, and I even let myself think about what I would say when people asked in disbelief, "Steel Thread? AMAZING! I'll take four!"
Unfortunately, it's about the width of a hair. No really. So after many frustrating attempts of using a single strand, I finally loaded it onto my Lazy Kate, and very sloooowly wound about 20 unwieldy, slippery yards onto my Niddy Noddy.
I did that about four times before I managed to get a teeny skein that did not tangle and knot as I wound it. After the second attempt, the doubt seriously set in, and I felt had.
Now, to Habu Textiles credit, they don't suggest anywhere that this product be used as floss. They recommend that it be used to ply with other yarn, and that it was originally created for industrial purposes.
Anyway, I'm still going to play around with it. After all, I spent like fourteen bucks on the spool, but I can't help but feel disappointed.
On a happier note, I'm doing a raunchy-dirty-birdy swap with Beefranck, which I'm really excited about, and Django is coming along nicely compared to my steel threadmare.