A complementary or like thread is chosen for garment or project construction on a machine. The bobbin should be wound of the same type of thread or the exact same thread whenever possible, to prevent knotting, bunching, etc. The first step for most sewing machine trouble shooting is to change the thread and needle. When hand sewing with one thread, cut the end of the thread that is nearest to the spool before tying a knot in the same end. This will prevent ravelling and knotting.
1. A slender, strong strand, or cord, especially one designed for sewing, or other needlework. 2. A general term for yarns used in weaving and knitting i.e. Thread Count and Warp Count.
The Superstition: When finding a thread on another actor, one should wind it around a finger without breaking. This, it is said, will bring a contract from the management bearing the initial suggested by the number of times the thread goes around the finger. The Origin: Again, I have no idea. Though, there are many superstitions involving tying thread around a finger.