Saturday, November 10, 2007

New thread.

Today, I went to a fabric store that also sell a little bit of cross stitch stuffs. You may all have heard about the new satin DMC threads. I decided to buy one, just to try It cost 1.80 euros Made in France, of course, and always cheaper everywhere else in the world Regular floss cost 1.10 euros each ($1.60) I used to get 5 for $1 at Hobby Lobby Anyway I bought a white one because I don't like tho stitch with the white coton DMC. Of course, their previous range called satin was cheaper than the new satin. I checked on the sew and so web site, and the rayon thread was £0.44 and the new satin is £0.89 . Seems like someone understood very well how to make money I need to find a cheaper store to buy those ... I also bought half a meter of a linen band to maybe stitch a snowman on it.

I stitched last night but I didn't scan my WIP. PIcture tomorrow

6 comments:

June said...

The question that every stitcher in the EU asks: how is it that DMC is made here, but cheaper nearly everywhere else than in the EU? :O

The satin thread sounds really nice - let us know what it's like to work with. :D

Carol said...

Hi Chiloe - nice to meet you, and thanks for visiting my blog :-) Yes, I sure am the Charlie Brown of Silkweaver Treat Bags, but I am an optimist who keeps on hoping I will one day get a good one. No luck yet!! So sorry to hear you also got one that was a downer. I did email them in 2005 and "complained" - I told them about the ones I saw on blogs while I got "dull" solos... they acknowledged it and made a second better pack for me (which I paid for) - it was OK, but it was also duller than the ones I had seen. I did one in 2006, which was no better, but I did not blog about it. This year I bought the smallest pack due to my experiences... got chocolate, karma and some kind of baby pink... no linens and all quite pale and washed out, nothing I plan to use. I did sell the Chocolate though - so I got some of my money back - LOL!! I haven't heard of or seen the DMC satin floss yet, so I am anxiously waiting for them to come to the US :-) If you ever need a deal on DMC, just let me know - it is often $4/1.00 here and I will happily be a floss fairy for you!

Beatrice said...

Good luck with the satin threads. I hope they look as pretty as they sound!!

Sally said...

The satin thread sounds interesting. Let us know how you get on with it. We pay a lot here in the UK for DMC too. A regular skein costs 60p at my LNS so I only buy from there if I am desperate.

Marie-ange said...

super ton nouveau compteur :-)) moi aussi j'avais une page de pub avec le précédent, que je n'ai pas avec celui ci...
moi non plus je n'aime pas du tout broder avec le fil blanc ou même écru de DMC, je trouve que la qualité est différente par rapport aux couleurs...

Barbara said...

The MUCH higher price for DMC here in Europe just drives me crazy! When I was last in the US visiting friends and family, I bought the full set of DMC there just to make sure I wouldn't have to buy any more here at 5 times the cost!!