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Posted 8/3/2013 by minna40 in General Scrappin'
 

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Posted: 8/3/2013 9:17:53 PM
I purchased two spools of Maya Road twine and was so excited because they are natural cord color one woven with gold and the other woven with silver. (Sparkle Silver and Shine Gold) I opened the Shine Gold and got to work on a few cards that I planned to use it on. As soon as I pulled the twine off of the spool the metallic strip began to unravel from the natural cord. I tried to keep twisting it to keep it from unraveling, then I wanted to tie it...not so much.

If you have it, do you have a trick to using it without it unraveling? Do you have it and not have this problem? (I didn't even bother opening the other spool after the trouble I had with the first one.)

I did contact Maya Road and bypassed the retailer because it was definitely a manufacturing/product issue.

I love the concept and WANT to use it on so many things. Even was thinking (Gasp!) Christmas cards!

Love to hear some chatter about it. thanks!



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Posted: 8/3/2013 9:20:07 PM
I have purchased that twine under a different brand (but bet it is sourced from the same manufacturer) and mine comes unravelled, too. You could try using a bit of liquid adhesive on the ends, but I've always found it either unravels too quickly to get the glue to stick, or if I do get the ends glued down, it just kind of untwists itself in the middle, anyway.







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Posted: 8/4/2013 12:22:08 AM
Try taping or gluing in the spot you want to cut, then cut in the middle of the adhesive, so that the ends are already stuck together. If you use a bit of washi, you can pull it back off and quickly glue the ends when you have it where you want it, or tape it in the back of your project etc. Don't know if this would work either (might melt the product) but a quick pass w/a lighter to seal the ends, like some people do w/ribbon?

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Posted: 8/5/2013 2:22:59 AM
Sorry to hear this, as it looked like such a pretty product,
and it was on my wish list. Thanks for the fixes, though.


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Posted: 8/5/2013 2:08:16 PM

Try taping or gluing in the spot you want to cut, then cut in the middle of the adhesive, so that the ends are already stuck together. If you use a bit of washi, you can pull it back off and quickly glue the ends when you have it where you want it, or tape it in the back of your project etc. Don't know if this would work either (might melt the product) but a quick pass w/a lighter to seal the ends, like some people do w/ribbon?


This makes me wonder if a ribbon cutting tool I have, the imagicut, might work on the ends of the twine. It basically is a heat tool that melts the ribbon very very quickly as it cuts it, so you don't get frayed ends. I'm curious if it would work on twine too! I don't see why not.


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Posted: 8/5/2013 2:26:01 PM
The ribbon cutter would work if the threads are all synthetic. If the threads are cotton and metallic, it may not work. But I think it's a great suggestion and I'm going to try it.

I have the same problem, but I have twine from The Twinery. I take clear nail polish and dab it over the spot I want to cut. Then wait for it to dry and cut the twine then.


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Posted: 9/29/2013 8:14:28 PM
Just checking back in to see if anyone else has any suggestions. Still a mess. Wondering if Lawn Fawn's twine is any better. I see that they have something similar.



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Posted: 9/29/2013 9:36:32 PM
I'm having this same problem and I bought two rolls of it (gold and silver) and I had such high hopes

I participated in a share for the Knot and Bow metallic twine (sold on Etsy and previously at Studio Calico) and that stuff does not unravel.

What did Maya Road say when you contacted them?



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Posted: 9/29/2013 11:10:36 PM
I emailed them and never received a response.



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Posted: 9/30/2013 12:58:48 PM
I contacted them last night through their website, and got this response back this morning:

This the way the filament acts, if you put a drop of glue on the ends it
will nit fray like this, I hope this helps.
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That seems a bit ridiculous to me - "our product is crappy, and that's the way it's supposed to be." At least I got the stuff on sale. Sigh.


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