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tdobbs
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1:16 am Feb 23, 2008

I am in the process of trying to decided if I want to invest in the complete Anchor line...and I would like to hear what you dear friends have to say....I heard that Anchor is suppose to be a better thread..but an Oz friend who uses it says she prefers DMC...any more opinions....? Confused Confused
Julie T
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Location: Eugene, Oregon
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1:45 am Feb 23, 2008

I have nothing to base my opinion on, other than the fact that nearly everything I have ever stitched is coded with DMC, hence that's about all I have. (With some Weeks Dye Works, Sampler Threads, and Rainbow Collection on hand.) I have had a few charts that give both Anchor and DMC, but for the most part, as I said, nearly everything has DMC as it's primary floss. Meredith? Any info from the manufacturing end? I have used Anchor when I stitched a display piece called "Nova." It is lovely. Done on very small needlepoint canvas but with floss. The designer's name is Ginny something, and the instructions came in a very large book form. She patterned it after a quilt, it's all done in squares. The directions called for about three different types of floss. I did not notice any difference in stitching with any of the three. (I didn't have to buy them, the store supplies all the product when I do the commission work, but here in Oregon, Ben Franklin Crafts, J Michaels, and Joann Fabric regularly sell skeins for around 17 to 35 cents.)
Trudie
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2:12 am Feb 23, 2008

Tami I have both and prefer DMC there is more of a sheen in them I feel .



Stitching Trudie






quote:
Originally posted by tdobbs
I am in the process of trying to decided if I want to invest in the complete Anchor line...and I would like to hear what you dear friends have to say....I heard that Anchor is suppose to be a better thread..but an Oz friend who uses it says she prefers DMC...any more opinions....? Confused Confused
Alanna
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Location: Brisbane, Australia
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8:17 am Feb 23, 2008

quote:
Originally posted by Julie T
I have used Anchor when I stitched a display piece called "Nova." It is lovely. Done on very small needlepoint canvas but with floss. The designer's name is Ginny something, and the instructions came in a very large book form.


I found a Ginny Morrow who designed a "Nova" pattern, but couldn't get any pics- do you have any????
BarBaraPrz
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Location: Hamilton, Ontario
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10:41 am Feb 23, 2008

When I first started embroidering (as a child) I didn't give it any thought--I just used whatever my mother gave me. When I started doing counted cross-stitch from actual patterns, I switched back and forth between DMC, Anchor, and JPCoats, often in the same pattern if I had a called for color in one but not the other. However, I've always been of the opinion that DMC was THE premium brand. Now, of course, I just buy DMC for my counted cross-stitch. If I'm doing one of my own samplers or bookmarks, I'm not as picky. (Actually, that's how I use up my odd threads.)

As an aside, I've been working on a Bucilla kit for a friend and I don't know WHERE they get their thread, but it's definitely not DMC, and seems to tangle just by looking at it. I can't count the number of times it's frogged on me from the first stitch! I'll be glad when I'm done with it and can go back to my SQ.

Oh, and DMC threads cost about 75 or more here in Ontario.
rifestitch
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Location: North of Atlanta
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12:06 pm Feb 23, 2008

quote:
Originally posted by Alanna
quote:
Originally posted by Julie T
I have used Anchor when I stitched a display piece called "Nova." It is lovely. Done on very small needlepoint canvas but with floss. The designer's name is Ginny something, and the instructions came in a very large book form.


I found a Ginny Morrow who designed a "Nova" pattern, but couldn't get any pics- do you have any????


You can see Nova here:
http://tinyurl.com/y56ykv

I would really like to add this to my stash someday, but it is a huge project - I just don't know if I would ever attempt it. I would love to see one in person - I bet it is just awesome!
fenny
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4:03 pm Feb 23, 2008

Here it's about 80 dollarcents, but in Holland it costs 1,25 euro, or 1,35 euro, Crying or Very sad that's a lot of money for 1 skein of floss, so in America it's very cheap Shocked The shopkeeper in Holl. once explained: or people buy complete kits. Or buy when they go abroad, because in East Europe it's much cheaper.So it seems that the shops don't sell very much, he gave that as a reason for not having sales on floss.
Happy Stitching Fenny
Trudie
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4:22 pm Feb 23, 2008

I buy kits here Fenny at $1.35 a skein and evenweave expensive I find it works out cheaper .

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Trudie






quote:
Originally posted by fenny
Here it's about 80 dollarcents, but in Holland it costs 1,25 euro, or 1,35 euro, Crying or Very sad that's a lot of money for 1 skein of floss, so in America it's very cheap Shocked The shopkeeper in Holl. once explained: or people buy complete kits. Or buy when they go abroad, because in East Europe it's much cheaper.So it seems that the shops don't sell very much, he gave that as a reason for not having sales on floss.
Happy Stitching Fenny
fenny
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4:35 pm Feb 23, 2008

You talk about Australian dollars? Confused Because translated 1,25 euro is about 1,70 Am. dollar, and that 's veeery expensive... What you're doing is the same as what people do in Holl. It is cheaper buying a kit, but the kits are expensive too, bought 1 for 99,99 euro's Shocked ?
Happy stitching, Fenny.
Trudie
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4:41 pm Feb 23, 2008

Yes aussie dl

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Yes quote="fenny"]You talk about Australian dollars? Confused Because translated 1,25 euro is about 1,70 Am. dollar, and that 's veeery expensive... What you're doing is the same as what people do in Holl. It is cheaper buying a kit, but the kits are expensive too, bought 1 for 99,99 euro's Shocked ?
Happy stitching, Fenny.[/quote]
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