Try Tobacco String Instead of Crochet Thread

When crocheting things like a bed spread, you can buy tobacco string and use it like crochet thread. It comes on a cone and a lot cheaper then the crochet thread. You can buy it at the stores that sell seeds and feed for cattle. The thread is cotton.

By Doris from Randleman, NC

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You are so right. My grandmother used to use tobacco string a lot. The item holds up better also.

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Why is it called tobacco string and what is/was its intended purpose? Just curious since I have never heard of it before now.


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I am going to look for this. This is the first time I have heard of this. I love thread. : )

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Roughly what does the tobacco string cost (at least, in a standard feed/farm store), and roughly how big is the cone? I enjoy working with different materials, and I think I'd like to try this out, if it's affordable enough.

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