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    Reflective thread

    I just bought 8.5 yds of Light Effects thread made by DMC. The website says that the thread with an E at the beginning of the color number is reflective. Haven't tried it yet. Does anyone have any experience with this product?
    Does it reflect light well?
    I was thinking I would sew some into my guy lines so they would reflect flashlight at night.
    Any comment are appreciated.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Jcavenagh View Post
    I just bought 8.5 yds of Light Effects thread made by DMC. The website says that the thread with an E at the beginning of the color number is reflective. Haven't tried it yet. Does anyone have any experience with this product?
    Does it reflect light well?
    I was thinking I would sew some into my guy lines so they would reflect flashlight at night.
    Any comment are appreciated.
    Thanks, jim
    DMC is prolific manufacturer of embroidery supplies. As such I have my doubts that a single line of embroidery thread would be effective in the application you are talking about. It is most likely to function best in a large unit of the thread together, such as a mirror in an embroidery. I think my wife has played around with it and found it worked as a surface but not as a single stripe.

    Edit: I would think a better option would be mylar strips. Cut up an old deflated metallic helium balloon and use those shiney strips to tie onto the guy lines.
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    Yeah, that's what I'm thinking as I looked at it in my basement, lights off headlamp on. This stuff is for making reflective embroidery and I can see how it would work in that application. Oh well, I kept the receipt.

    OK, so does anyone know where I might get some reflective thread and NOT have to pay $7 for shipping a $2.50 spool of thread??

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    AHHHH! Mylar. Yes, good idea! [Slap my forehead].
    I'll try it. thanks.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jcavenagh View Post
    Yeah, that's what I'm thinking as I looked at it in my basement, lights off headlamp on. This stuff is for making reflective embroidery and I can see how it would work in that application. Oh well, I kept the receipt.

    OK, so does anyone know where I might get some reflective thread and NOT have to pay $7 for shipping a $2.50 spool of thread??
    Again.. I would suggest mylar strips. Uninflated mylar balloons are usually fairly cheap ($2-3) but the dead ones left over from parties and gifts are usually thrown away and as such free. Shops will occasionally get a defective balloon that will not hold helium. They might be will to make a deal on one.
    I may be slow... But I sure am gimpy.

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    You could always just start with reflective guyline if what you want is to be able to see your guy lines.
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    Well...yeah I could do that, but I'm just fiddlin' around. I already have all sorts of twine sittin around and I just thought for a couple bucks I could make my own. I'm not sayin', I'm just sayin'...nowadimeen?

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