Tuesday, October 4, 2016

CRAFTING: What Is Baker's Twine?

There used to be a time when I didn't think I could like and use that twisted white and colored twine, though I do enjoy coordinating patterns. The more that I look at it, and use it, the more I like

Baker's twine adds a colorful punch to craft projects.

It's called baker's twine! It's so colorful and cheery, and makes me think about a festival or fair whenever I look at it. Watch this short video on how the James Lever Company in the UK makes theirs. It's fascinating.

Baker's twine is very big in the crafting world now, but it originated, and is still used, as a utilitarian bakery string. If you visited any bakeries when you were young, you may remember seeing white pastry or cake boxes tied with it.

From BlissWedding Market

Kristina, at Poppytalk Handmade Artists, shares that baker's twine is also called butcher's twine in Australia, and that it was first used to decoratively wrap around loaves (of bread, I assume). She, like me, has not been able to find any info on the history of it.

Tags with baker's twine from Paper Euphoria.

Brown and white baker's twine added the perfect touch to my brown-theme set of 4 Feelings Tags.

At her blog, Caroline shows you how to make your own version of a baker's-type twine. It's actually very funky! She used a really white twine, which came out beautifully.

The Twinery sells mini bundles, in addition to rolls, and offers economical shipping. I'm sold on this jazzy, triple-twisted cord, and will make sure that I always have some on hand!
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