Wednesday, January 12, 2011

Thread

I know that most of you are enjoying your Lizabeth thread from Handy Hands. In fact some of the HDT artists are using it to dye the threads I so greatly enjoy.

I am not however having a good time with it. Previously I blogged about finding it at JoAnn's Fabrics and the problems I was having. Well it's not getting any better with the thread I purchased directly from HH. This what I found about a fourth of the way thru a ball of white.

It was found as I was winding the second shuttle for The Little Girls' Christmas Barrettes. Thank goodness *this time* it wasn't in the middle of a project.

I prefer 6 cord thread, and in solids I guess this is the best I can get here, so I will still use it.

I continue to "Tat On" dispite the disappointment.

Bonnie

6 comments:

Krystle said...

Call or email Barb at Handy Hands, she will gladly replace it! She replaced several for me.

Jane Eborall said...

Well I guess I count myself lucky that we have all the choices we do as I used to CRAVE colours as a kid. Also a ball of Coats thread was roughly £2.50 from what I can remember some forty or more years ago and it hasn't really gone up much (if at all) since then. Ah, but maybe the balls have shrunk a tad!!!

Karen said...

So sorry your thread has turned out like this. I've used several #20 colors that I purchased in Spokane at Suttlebirds and have not had any problems. I like tatting with it and is 2nd only to HDT for me. May this be the last ball of troublesome Lizbeth for you. Karen

Poranna said...

unbelievable ... and as you said - thank God it's not in the middle of tatting smth ...

Gina said...

Thank you for posting that. I felt like such a whiner about it that I've stopped. I decided to use it for crochet or embroidery instead. It won't matter then if there are slubs or knots. People say to complain and you'll get a free replacement. Well...I don't want a replacement for poor quality thread and the majority of mine has had a defect. I understand it happens now and then but this is more than that. I love the colors but I won't recommend it for tatting. It's fine for crochet as you can work around the defects but you can't work around a knot in the middle of a tatted ring without cutting and doing it over.

zarina said...

I had the same problem when I purchased the cones for both sizes 20 and 40. I had informed Barb and she refunded for BOTH the sizes (even though 40 was not that bad). HH has the best customer service so far.