It's amazing how far I have come from the beginning of sewing. And by this I mean even using the basics of what is needed to be a seamstress and make clothes. When I first started, I was just a very young teenage girl, and money was tight.
So making garments was a real challenge since you cannot make anything without the basics. That means even having a supply of "Thread". I made sure everything was made either with white or black thread as that was all I had.
The first real outfit I ever made was with a pattern and some fabric my brother's bought me as a gift, so I could make a new outfit for my first date with my now boyfriend/husband of 40 years this year.
Ok, I must get back on track, what was I talking about? Oh yea, Thread.....
I never even realized that different types of thread were important until my husband purchased me a new embroidery/sewing combo machine 2 years ago. All of a sudden I was thrust into a whole new world.
I mean, really, thread is thread RIGHT ???? At least that is what I thought. UNTIL .....
I was educated on the importance of the right threads for the machine. Then I discovered how important certain threads were to a beautiful embroidery design. Now Thread is such a huge decision. I mean huge !!!!
But it's also why I was so excited about making my thread displays. I did not just want to put them up on the all or on the table. I wanted to show them off like they should be shown off. I wanted to make them have their own special place in my sewing studio. I wanted everyone who came into my space to know how important I took my work, by using the best notions possible.
I know other's like me are out there so please let me know how you display your thread, and why you feel your's is important to you.
I have come a very long way and because of this newer knowledge I am so very proud of my work. But it's also amazing how giddy I get when there is a great sale on the better thread. Personally I use Gutermann thread for most of my Dressmaking. But I am also so drawn to Madeira & Mettler.
What thread do you use ? And how do you store your's? I love to hear from other's not only because I like sharing, but I learn so much from other's who also have picked up little treasures along the way. I also have many other notions that play such a key role in making sewing easier and another post will feature them, but for today it's all about Thread.