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The Top 5 Uses of Twine

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The Top 5 Uses of Twine

Wikipedia defines twine (otherwise known as baler twine) as a type of light string or strong thread which is made from “two or more smaller strands or yarns twisted together”. The use of twine has been traced back to the stone age; with clothing and baskets being made by the hunter-gatherers. While twine has traditionally been made from natural fibres, such as cotton, jute; Renco Nets offer nylon and polyethylene varieties. Keep on reading as we share the various purposes of strong and durable twine.

Making & Repairing Upholstery

Twine is suitable for various types of traditional upholstery work. You can use it for crafting tasks such as the sewing of springs and buttoning of hairs or fibres. It is also suitable for the sewing of old cushions, ensuring that the stuffing stays intact. A beeswax coating may be applied to the twine, ensuring that it draws easily through the upholstery work.

Tying Straw Bales

Easily knotted synthetic twine can be used for the binding of straw bales and bundled crops. The anti-static properties of such twine prevent the trapping of dust and absorption of moisture. However, you must remove the twine in the preparation of animal feed due to the risk of serious digestive tract blockages.

Creating a DIY Trellis

Twine can be used as a kind of DIY trellis. This involves the fixing of a wooden frame, with twine being interlaced for the support of tomatoes, peppers, and other crops. You can also drive stakes into the ground beside growing plants. The plants can then be attached at intervals as they grow. Tomatoes and other crops will need to be regularly retied to ensure that they remain securely fixed to the trellis.

Training Fruit Tree Branches

You can use twine to guide fruit tree branches in different directions for the desired appearance. Otherwise known as espalier training, this method has traditionally been used in France and Belgium; using twine to support the branches as they are trailed to the gardener’s satisfaction. Fruit trees can be trained so that they grow against walls or other types of upright support.

Dividing Rows of Plants

Twine is commonly used for the separation of garden plots. This involves the attachment of twine to stakes that are driven into the ground between garden sections. This method can also be used for the straight arrangement of sowed seeds and seedlings. And plants can be securely tied to the upright stakes for added support through the seasons.

Flexible and versatile, twine is also suitable for the repair of fishing nets, attachment of skip covers, and drying of herbs. However, it is important that you make the right choice, given the availability of twine in different colours and levels of thickness.

Email or phone +44 (0) 1469 575 804 for guidance in the choice of twine.

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