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black/white thread

alternative coloured sewing thread
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A stretched out length of black/white thread looks like a line composed of a series of alternative short black and white dashes ( _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ )

There are clearly an infinite number of permutations of any two colours combined with a regular spacing/dash length.

If you set the spacing stroke correctly on a good sewing machine, you will create an invisible line of stitching on the outside of a black garment or material, and a continuous white line or white dashes on the inside. If you vary the stroke, numerous other patterns of line begin to emerge.

This would have use in the fashion world, for decorative/style possibilities, and perhaps create opportunities in other industries.

xenzag, Sep 09 2012

Morse Thread Morse_20Code_20Thread
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MaxwellBuchanan, Sep 09 2012

       Did morse thread some time ago.... which would be hard to manufacture, but this should be comparatively easy.
xenzag, Sep 09 2012

       //Did morse thread some time ago//   

       But the present idea, shirley, is just morse thread that reads "000000..."? In which case I think you have prior arted yourself.
MaxwellBuchanan, Sep 09 2012

       Morse Threads are individual and deliver a message, based on knots. (see link) This is colour/space related and much more rigorous idea.
xenzag, Sep 09 2012

       This could be useful for Muslims, who could use it to decide when they have to start fasting during the month of Ramadan.
Wrongfellow, Sep 09 2012

       Sadly this wouldn't work, at least on a lockstitch sewing machine. The two threads, although they tangle with each other, never fully pass to the other side of the fabric.   

       Which does of course mean you can achieve the first effect by simply using a different thread on the bobbin.
mitxela, Sep 09 2012

       You could use it for cloth, in which case you'd get Moire patterns. Which would be awesome.   

       ...you could call it Moire thread.
Loris, Sep 10 2012


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