I used stranded embroidery thread. It's cheap and comes in a rainbow of colours.
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It is tricky to make large lengths of twine using this technique. I made a piece about 90cm long.
Use the embroidery thread at its full thickness. Cut 3 x 1 meter lengths in each colour.
Tie all 6 threads together in a little knot and then divide the threads up so you have all the white threads grouped together on one side of the knot and all the coloured threads grouped together on the other.
If you don't have a friend then just tie one end of the strings to something and twist. The clothes line is perfect.
Now fold the cord in half, so the knot will become one end of the cord.
Let the cord twist up on itself and then tie a knot in the other end so it doesn't unravel. And there you have it - a nice little bundle of bakers twine.
Find yourself a very large needle - mine was called a yarn darner. Carefully undo the knot on one end of the cord and then thread your needle. Don't worry, because of all those twists you put into your cord, it won't unravel very much.
Use the needle to bring the cord up onto the right side of your fabric. The knot on the end of the cord will anchor it on the wrong side. Lay the cord out along your design and attach it with whip stitch using a fine needle and white sewing thread.
I hope you have fun using this little idea.
Most importantly though, don't forget that:
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