Hi GG and Marg1e! Thanks so much for the recommendation! This is a lovely pattern you are making Marg1e! I have done quite a bit of thread crochet and would love to help you out on this project. However my handwork time is extremely limited now and for the next couple of years as I have returned to college and am working towards a registered nursing degree, so I can't take on projects that will distract me from my studies. If I do get a hankering for a good thread project, I may consider working on this one, but I can't commit to it. I'm so sorry, because I would dearly love to work this up and share the solution here and with the publisher.
If you come up with a solution, do share it, and don't be afraid to contact the publisher and share it with them too. You wouldn't be the first person to run into this problem!