Oh thong. Golden string. Or yarn or yarn or rope. Whatever we call it, when we need something to hold something else together, we want the material, but have you ever given much thought to what it is, how it’s made, how they identify the different weights? Well, if not, he reads on:
We will simply refer to the things on a roll that we use so often as yarn. It is made from a selection of natural fibers and/or synthetic material in a wide range of combinations. Things like jute, cotton, hemp, and linen are all made from natural fibers and are available for purchase either plain or with a coating of wax that makes them easier to handle and work with (think waxed twine). that a butcher might use to hold pieces of a roast together). Uncoated silk and sisal, that rough stuff in a ball that has little bits sticking out at all angles, are also considered part of the twine family.
If you are talking about synthetic material, the thread can be made from nylon, acrylic, or polypropylene. Whichever the case, synthetic or natural, twine is made by twisting or braiding strands (sometimes called braids) together. The more strands, the larger the diameter of the finished product, the fewer strands, the smaller the diameter, and the finer the texture. The braided strands will also be thicker than the twisted strands, and of course they will also be stronger.
Twine, like other materials, is graded by weight. They are usually said to be light, medium, or heavy weight, with the heaviest weight being the strongest of the lot. Some manufacturers will use a number to indicate the weight and this will also correspond to the approximate diameter of the material.
Twine or string can be made in all different colors and in all different weights. It can be simple or it can have fibers of different colors twisted or braided. It has many, many uses, from crafts to outdoor use, on boats, in vehicles, and in all lines of work. You probably have a ball of yarn in your junk drawer right now, and it’s probably had hundreds of uses by now. It is practical, easy to work with and does not take up much space. In short, it is something that we cannot do without in our daily lives.