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« on: May 07, 2004 12:49:07 PM »

Hey. I thought, in order to work up to jenny hart's designs, I would start out with a little kit from bucilla at michael's. Let me warn others against this. Not only oes the kit come without floss (not an unmitigated bad, as I can adapt the color scheme, but inconvenient) you are also left to hem up and attach the lace to your work after you are done. And worse of all, the fabric is SUPER CHEAP. It's nearly see through. But I have nearly perfected the satin stitch, so it's not all bad, I just wanted to complain as I had high hopes and was quasi-shot down. ANybody else have complaints about embroidery products out there?

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« Reply #1 on: August 21, 2004 07:17:22 PM »

That surprizes me, Bucilla is usually pretty good.

Yes I have a complaint!  The standard cotton floss found in the box and national chain stores around here is DMC and it is not colorfast.
« Reply #2 on: August 22, 2004 05:34:48 AM »

.....and that surprises me.  I've never had a problem with DMC floss.  I use it frequently on items that get washed and it has never run or faded.  I have quite a stash of it and haven't bought any for awhile,  so guess I will check any new floss  I buy before using it.

« Reply #3 on: August 25, 2004 08:41:05 AM »

I've never had a problem with colorfastness for DMC floss, but the stuff doesn't wear well. I've switched to pearl cotton for all my clothing embroidery because so many of my favorite floss embroideries have rubbed right off the fabric, leaving just a little row of stumps.
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« Reply #4 on: September 03, 2004 08:52:10 AM »

I hate the kits too, the fabric sucks, its a blend too, I hate embroidering on a blend.

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