One of the biggest questions I get in response to my blog is "what does Tex mean"? I realize it's an unfamilar term, but it's simply the metric unit of measurement for string, cord, and thread. You may be familar with the imperial measurement term, denier, from hosiery. Tex is the weight of 1000 meters of the cord in question, and the larger the number the thicker and heavier the cord. In the photo below, there are short pieces of the four sizes of S-Lon/C-Lon cord and the two sizes of S-Lon/C-Lon thread in order from thickest to thinnest.
And I'd also like to thank everyone for their great feedback on this blog, both the good and the bad. I take every piece of it seriously, and the conversations I have with every fellow braider fuels new ideas for blog posts and sends me searching for more information to share so everyone can braid happy.