There are some great colours, and it is good quality, maybe 20 spools, mostly 200m/yards. I thought of using packing tape as a fuzz remover on them, and try playing with them again the next day. If I still react to the thread, I might (as a very last resort) remove the labels, string them up, put them in a small pillowcase or net and toss them into the washing machine... have to remember to tie the ends very fast! Does anyone else think this might maybe work? Or should I just box it up and pass it on to someone without allergies?
I honestly think that it is not worth the bother, I suspect that putting them into a washing machine is pretty much a guarantee that you will end up with a huge knot of thread. It would probably be best to pass them onto someone who could use them as it would be a shame to waste. What a disappointment for you though