I like to have a good spring clean every so often and yesterday I got round to my thread repository. My stored threads live in a very grand Harrods hamper, a woven 16″ cube with a faux leather top embossed with the Harrods peacock logo. It was a Christmas present several years ago – the contents were nice enough but the box itself is gorgeous!
I have a massive weakness for threads, especially anything richly coloured or unusual and I know that there were a fair few threads in that box which I’d bought on impulse and was never going to use, so I intended to have a nice sort through and end up with a few bits I could list on eBay.
The top layer was fine. Out went a few oddments left over from a canvaswork project that I knew I’d never use again.
Under that, threads I knew I had but don’t use very often. A few more came out of that layer including some Caron Wildflowers in a colourway that’s lovely, but one I’d never use in a million years!
And then I lifted a layer of felt pieces and to my eternal shame, entered the realm of, “I had no idea I had this!” and “Where on earth did I get this from?” To make matters worse, this was at least a third of the box!
A bag of Edmar rayon and dip dyed Brazilian embroidery thread…
…Stef Francis chenilles and slubs…
…a full skein of Oliver Twists One Offs…
…sari thread, crazy quilting packs, Mulberry Silks topics, a bag of what look like Colinette oddments, Stef Francis fine rayon, variegated machine threads…it was sobering.
So now I have a much better idea of what threads I actually own as well as a huge pile to list on eBay and space in a box that had been crammed full! Shame turned to a virtuous glow. 🙂
So if you’re tempted, let me shamelessly plug my eBay threadfest here. I listed two thirds last night and still have another 17 or so items to list tonight, so keep watching – and I post worldwide. 🙂