I wanted to show you a recent find. Some 1930s (I think) cotton embroidery threads by the French company Dollfus-Mieg & Co. DMC was established in 1746 and is, astonishingly, still going strong.
Aren’t they glorious? This kind of thing puts a spring in my stride, even when it’s damp and gloomy outside, like today. Most of these boxes no longer have their full complement of 12 skeins. But what’s there is in lovely condition, bright and clean.
The threads are rather fat, and not the kind of thing which would split readily, so I’m wondering what kind of embroidery they would be best suited for. Any ideas?