If you perform the Gypsy Thread or Hindu Thread you will love our easy-to-break UV Gypsy Thread. It is identical to the Camirand Academy Glow Thread which is no longer available. It is super-saturated with ultraviolet-sensitive pigments so it appears very bright under ordinary light and it glows brilliantly under black light.

Also included is our fail-safe, no-tangle Gypsy Thread Winder gimmick for pre-setting the thread and instructions. The UV Gypsy String is ideal for any Gypsy Thread performance, close-up or on stage. We are very grateful to Guy Camirand for his support with this project.


Question: What is the difference between UV Gypsy Thread and UV Gypsy String?
Answer: Traditionally the Gypsy Thread has been performed with thread however it is not visible enough to be performed in a large theater even with a UV coating. We introduced UV Gypsy String so magicians can perform this classic on stage. The String is much thicker and more visible than the Thread but just as easy to break. The trade off is that with String you can only use a 3′ or 4′ piece and still be able to conceal what must be concealed. With thread you can use a 6′ long piece.

Question: Is the UV Gypsy Thread really easy to break?
Answer: YES. It is 100% cotton quilting thread.

Question: Do I need a UV black light for this to work?
Answer: No, we have found that even an ordinary follow spot makes the UV Gypsy Thread visible in a large theatre.

Question: Will the UV Gypsy Thread stop glowing after a few months?
Answer: The UV Gypsy String will glow for years if you store it in a dark place. Do not store it in direct sunlight.

Question: What is The Gyspy Thread trick?
Answer: The Gypsy Thread, also known as the Hindu Thread, is a classic of magic and it has been performed by legendary magicians such as Eugene Burger, Peter Samelson, Hans Klok, Slydini, Doug Henning and David Blaine. The plot is simple but can be very powerful. A length of thread is removed from a spool. The thread is broken into numerous short pieces. One of the pieces is separated, and the rest are rolled into a bundle. The bundle of pieces is placed onto the center of the single thread, where it clings in place. The two ends of the thread are pulled and the bundle unravels, revealing the thread to be completely restored into one piece.

Question: Who invented The Gypsy Thread?
Answer: Written explanations of The Gypsy Thread or Hindu Thread can be found in several books published in the 1500s including Reginald Scot’s Discoverie of Witchcraft (“To burne a thred, and to make it whole againe with the ashes thereof”) published in 1584. It has been around for a while!


  • 2 wooden spools of UV Gypsy Thread. 2 x 70 yards=140 yards. Good for 50 performances.
  • Outerbridge UV Gypsy Thread Winder gimmick
  • Instructions


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