There are a whole myriad of different threads you can buy. Now I used to always buy my fabrics and threads from the US but now with their huge hike in postage costs as well as having to pay Tax + the £8.00 handling fee when what you have bought arrive here from the US it really isn't worth it anymore.
Luckily enough we have a wonderful store here in England that has almost every thread made and known to man, woman and child and the shop is called Sew & So and their service is superb. I don't work for them I'm just a very happy customer who has been buying from them on and off for years. There are other companies that sell treads in this country that give you just as good service but I found Sew and So first and have just stayed and purchased from them only because if you get good service I find it pays to stay with that company.
I am not going to show you every thread because there are just too many companies popping up that I don't even know about but I'm going to show you first:
Cotton Threads: There are plain threads provided by DMC and Anchor. Both companies make a huge range of threads and when you buy a colur from one of their ranges you know that every single time you purchase the same number thread you are going to get the same colour. So if you run out of a colour near the end of a project you know 100% that you will get the same colour if our order the same numer from the same company.
|DMC - this is my favourite thread|
and it costs £0.71 per skein
|This is Anchor Threads and they are £0.77 per skein|
Then there are cotton threads that have been hand-dyed to be variegated in either colour going from very light to very dark or from one colour to another. These are some of the companies that make them:
|Drangon Floss which is £1.25 a skein|
|Dinky dyes make variegaged threads|
in both cotton and silk.
Cotton is £1.88 a skein
Silk is £2.81 a skein
|My favourite which is made by|
Threadworx and is £3.24 a skein
but is 4 times longer than any other thread