Dividing Dual Duty and DMC

Those of us who sew are quite familiar with Dual Duty and DMC as staples of our sewing rooms and sewing boxes.  In my case not only are they necessary supplies...they are another obsession/addiction/over collectible!  I'm pretty sure the 'Hanging by a Thread' quote was posted with me in mind.  Yes, I'm talking about THREAD!  Dual Duty is an all purpose thread produced by Coats and Clark.  HERE is a bit of Coats and Clark Thread history.

DMC, as you can see, is embroidery floss.  It has been around since the mid 1700's when it's trade name was established after it's French owner Daniel Dollfus and his wife Anne-Marie Mieg ...ie..Dollfus-Mieg & Compagnie...or...D.M.C.  You will also notice a J&P Coats skein...yes, they make embroidery thread, too.  And I have some of both.  Some new and some used.  That's why I am dividing.  The used I keep...the new...well, it is ready to sell.
First Tray....Done!
Now to find an empty shelf at Sue's Fiber & Fabric Studio.
I think this one will do Dual Duty!


  1. Divide and conquer. I love all of the colors.

  2. You can NEVER have too much thread! We need all those different colors, and, of course, our neutrals, for sewing quilt tops. I had a collection of embroidery threads before I started doing any embroidery (I still don't do that much). I collected other's cast off embroidery threads, so I wouldn't have to go out and find the color I needed, the few times I needed it. Of course, when that color gets low, I have to go out and replace it.

  3. When I was growing up, my mother sewed all the time. I loved going with her to the fabric store. There was an art to matching thread to fabric. Rarely did you need more than one spool for an outfit. You got a lot of thread for the money!

  4. I still have some of my Mom's spools of thread (she died in 1965). I may even have some embroidery thread - I did some embroidery for a brief time in my teens. I would never get rid of these memories. Alana ramblinwitham.blogspot.com


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