I mentioned a substantial addition to my stash – well, here it is –
I was hoping for some embroidery floss, maybe the odd piece of fabric or some beads, buttons, trims – you name it. Although most of the things weren’t for me, this huge box of embroidery floss caught my eye. It was far more than I had hoped for and a label told me it was also possible to buy the complete box. Which I did. 🙂 Plus a small bag of square stone beads, some silk scraps and a large piece of turquoise cotton fabric.
The box contained a tangled mess of embroidery floss, mostly leftovers from different projects and presumably different brands. But there were also a bag of perle cotton, a hand dyed skein of silk cablé, two lengths of linen thread, cotton embroidery thread resembling Danish Blomstergarn, and some really ancient embroidery thread by DMC, still labelled Dollfus-Mieg & Cie., Mülhausen im Elsass (Mulhouse/Alsace).
After two and a half weeks of untangling, sorting, comparing different shades of thread, trying to define colours, labelling, cutting cardboard ‘bobbins’ and winding the treads onto them, I now have three shoeboxes full of this –
Not everything fitted onto the bobbins, I was left with a little surplus –
I’ll explain more about my plans what to do with all this stuff in a future entry.