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When using metallic threads to sew crafts or other, use "NEED-L-LUB" or similar (purchase at sewing machine shops or fabric shops). Draw a line with lubricant down three sides of spool.
DO NOT USE this if you have a "COMPUTERIZED SEWING MACHINE". Lubricants are not to be used with these machiens.
This lubricant helps prevent thread from breaking so easy, will glide thru sewing machine needle and will also pull thru fabric or craft items easier.
-- Marie (firstname.lastname@example.org), February 09, 2002