Tuesday, October 16, 2012

Blog Hop #10 - My least Favorite Threads



Stitching the Night Away Stitching Bloggers Blog Hop

Gosh, is it that time already?  Time for another blog hop?  I guess it is but I want to know where the rest of my year went.  Anyway, back to the business at hand.  I can't wait to read everyone else's response.

What’s your absolute least-favorite thread to work with?

I had to think about this because there are not too many threads I dislike.  I'm a fiber junkie and I can usually find something to like about any thread I use.  But I do have one thread that I loath and that's not too strong a word.  I hate the old DMC metallics, you know the ones that came on a big spool.  To me it was like stitching with electrical wire.  I once almost threw out a project because it was all stitched in them.  It sat in a drawer until I discovered Kreinik's #4 braid.  I haven't tried the new DMC metallics but with so many other threads available, I doubt if I ever will.

I also dislike DMC black and white.  Both seem kind of thin to me.  I much prefer the Anchor varieties. (actually if truth be told, I prefer Anchor in general over DMC).  I'll use the DMC if I don't have the Anchor handy but really dislike using them.

I love Weeks Dye Works and Gentle Arts threads but sometimes they can be frustrating to work with.  They seem to have thin spots and tangle real easily.  But I love the effect they create so I'm willing to put up with a little frustration to use them.

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4 comments:

Meari said...

It's nice to know that I'm not the only one who finds WDW and GAST easily tangle.

I've used the newer DMC metallics and they're rather stiff, too. I don't know what the old DMC metallic was like, though.

Loretta Oliver said...

I absolutely agree with the black and white threads feeling thinner than everything else! Sometimes I'll use three strands of those instead of two for better coverage in big areas.

Dani - tkdchick said...

I agree whole heatedly, DMC Metallics are soo nasty!!!!

Bridge said...

Glad to know I am not the only one who thinks DMC black is thin and sometimes troublesome ;)