Thursday, 2 January 2014

DMC thread day

This afternoon I have to go for my third session of physio, so thought I would sort out my DMC embroidery threads as I seem to be in a cross stitch mood this morning.

Chris offered to help and we spread the boxes out on the dining room table One and a half hours later there are four boxes with all the DMC numbers in and 5 or 6 boxes of spares... wow I had no idea I had so many!

While I was teaching lacemaking I went most summers to the USA to teach and would search out the best places to buy these threads and would never pay more than 5 for a dollar, and sometimes if I was lucky get 8 for a dollar. I remember the girls at the tills would have to put each one through separately and the bills would be as long as toilet rolls!

What an investment 5 or 8 for a dollar [ a dollar was about 45 pence ] and now the DMC threads sell for 68p EACH in England.
DMC embroidery thread
Have you made an "investment" in threads, fabric or craft materials?

2 comments:

Anonymous said...

Oh yes, I have thread investments ... for lacemaking, for knitting, woven thread (fabric) for quilting. And how come I still don't have the 'just right' thing when I have a project in mind? Sigh. My queendom is in bad need of attention. Christa

Christa said...

I love your improvement of easier comments. I tried to change mine too but looked all over my layout and design etc and can't find out how to do it. You must have worked magic.