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Alanna
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8:38 pm Feb 23, 2008

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Alanna
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8:40 pm Feb 23, 2008

As per the price of floss, I saw on Ebay yesterday that you can buy bulk lots of "DMC" a lot cheaper, but you don't get to pick which colours, and I guess you get no guaruntee as whether it really is DMC or not. What do you girls think? Worth taking the risk or not? Rolling Eyes
Trudie
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9:21 pm Feb 23, 2008

Its a bit risky Allana I would not. Have a look for a ebay store called counrtycraftcreations here in Oz . They are somewhere in the Qld hinterland. I have bought a few things off Anita and she is good to deal with.
At the moment they have a special 10 dmc skeins for $6.50 and you get the 11th for free . Pretty good value but they dont have all the colour range Sad
At least this way you know its dmc and all new and the full 8 metres !

Stitching Trudie

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quote:
Originally posted by Alanna
As per the price of floss, I saw on Ebay yesterday that you can buy bulk lots of "DMC" a lot cheaper, but you don't get to pick which colours, and I guess you get no guaruntee as whether it really is DMC or not. What do you girls think? Worth taking the risk or not? Rolling Eyes
Alanna
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9:33 pm Feb 23, 2008

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Its a bit risky Allana I would not. Have a look for a ebay store called counrtycraftcreations here in Oz . They are somewhere in the Qld hinterland. I have bought a few things off Anita and she is good to deal with.
At the moment they have a special 10 dmc skeins for $6.50 and you get the 11th for free . Pretty good value but they dont have all the colour range Sad
At least this way you know its dmc and all new and the full 8 metres !


Thanks for that tip, Trudy. Does Anita let you select which colours you want or do you just have to take what you get?
Trudie
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9:44 pm Feb 23, 2008

No you secect what you want . Go and have a look at her store she has a list up of the colors available . Postage is very good too. I find its cheaper for me to get them of her than pay $1.35 here locally . Its a rip off.
I would post a link for you but Iam not very pc savy !!
Are you stitching on your new couch yet ! ?????
Stitching T

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Thanks for that tip, Trudy. Does Anita let you select which colours you want or do you just have to take what you get?[/quote]
tdobbs
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9:45 pm Feb 23, 2008

Ladies this just breaks my heart that you all have to pay soooo much for what we pay so little for....I have a proposition....How about if I get a list of what colors you ladies need....and I will see how much that would cost and then send it to one of you ...Trudie or Alanna then you send it to the other...it may take a while to get what you need...but worth the wait if it can save you...and instead of you sending me the money...buy gift certificate from here or HDF...or something...really there has got to be a better way for you all to get your floss cheaper...let me know what you think and if you want to do something like this or if you have a better idea...let me know if I can help
Tami

P.S. If you want to do ebay...look for customer rating...if it is below 98 I personally don't do it....that is me....if it is I will look at comments and see what the problem is then decide...but I have done lots of stuff from ebay with no problems
Trudie
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10:01 pm Feb 23, 2008

Tami you are such a darling to offer . Iam fine for threads at the moment as I have bought a large amount for my Sistine Chapell . All from Anita and she had a 10 for $5.50 at that stage with the 11th free. So I was was rapt. When you are used to paying 1.35 the 10 for 6.50 seems very cheap. However its great to have your offer there. I am looking at the Thea Gouvernour St Petersburg and Amsterdam at the moment and think I will go for the kit again. That way its all there and ready to go.The only thing is its aida or 35ct lined and I'm a bit nervous of the linen . Whats your advice there . A very experienced stitcher told me to only use aida if the whole piece is stitched on and use linen if not . So ofcourse with Amsterdam and St Petersburg there is a lot of material showing. I will sleep on it for a few months I think !

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Trudie
Alanna
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10:37 pm Feb 23, 2008

Tami, you truly are a sweetie. I will let you know when my SQ is ready to go and we talk flossies then. Razz

Trudie, as per linen vs. aida, I only ever stitch on linen if I can help it! It's sooooo much better than aida. So much softer and nicer, and once you're used to doing over two you'll never go back to aida. I only ever stitch on aida now when the material comes as part of a kit, and even then I'm quite tempted to just toss it and get some linen that I know I'm going to enjoy having between my hands for the many many months it will take to complete the project. Don't be afraid, just try it, you'll never look back. Wink

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tdobbs
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11:07 pm Feb 23, 2008

Alanna I couldn't have said it better....I was writing the same exact thing when I read your post and just decided to concur.....you will love it...and when you wash linen.....ooh...so sweet.....it looks beautiful and like you truly have a work of old art on it.....just make sure your floss will not bleed....
Trudie
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11:19 pm Feb 23, 2008

You mean wash before I stitch on it or after I finish the piece? I have never had a problem with bleeding but I only use dmc floss. Have tried some silks but didnt like them .

Stitching T




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Alanna I couldn't have said it better....I was writing the same exact thing when I read your post and just decided to concur.....you will love it...and when you wash linen.....ooh...so sweet.....it looks beautiful and like you truly have a work of old art on it.....just make sure your floss will not bleed....
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