I'm trying to use a new thread this weekend, a 50 wt So Fine variegated with luscious colors. I'm having fits with it though... arrrrgh! The thread is falling off the cone too fast, gets caught and 'snap', the thread breaks. I have 2 variables that could be causing the problem.
I placed a thread sock on the cone, but the thread is still loose near the top of the cone. With the thread sock, the thread doesn't fall off the cone, but the thread is loose as it unwinds near the top of the cone. I also have high static electricity in the air, so that could be the problem as well.
I placed a pot of boiling water on the stove to put humidity in the air. We will soon see if static is the problem.
While taking a break from the break, I found a great video on tension problems. You don't need an expensive TOGO tension gauge, it's simple! Take a look and let me know what you think?
Update: Feb. 6th Here's the url, for some reason over 700 of you visited my page today, and blogger is having a temper tantrum over it. (smile)
He really knows tension!