Seems it's getting more and more difficult to find crochet thread in stores. Even the craft outlets that carry it often don't have a wide variety. Fortunately you can still find wonderful threads by shopping on the internet, and a trip to a thrift store, garage sale, or estate sale can yield some great finds.
Pictured above are vintage spools of Coats and Clark's #5 pearl cotton thread, found in a bag of notions at a local thrift store. This high-quality thread is mentioned in many old pattern books. One spool still has a 70-cent price tag from the old Ben Franklin five-and-dime chain.
Another old favorite is Star Puritan bedspread cotton, pictured here in a lovely green. The inside of the label has a pattern for a thread crochet motif.
Other thrift store finds are these variegated shades in light blue and green. I was very excited to find these, since they're practically impossible to find new!
A recent purchase in the crafting department is this pastel variegated pattern, another thread you'll see in vintage books.
You'll see the yellow and lavender variegated thread in old photos of pansy doilies. You can still find it online.
For traditional thread crochet and vintage goodness, please check my Etsy shop at www.acadiancrochet.etsy.com
- Acadian Crochet
- Houston and New Orleans
- Welcome! This blog is in support of my online shop, www.acadiancrochet.etsy.com. I enjoy selling unique vintage finds, along with my own thread crochet. You'll find a variety of items in my online shop including doilies, motifs, and potholders from retro crochet patterns, along with nice vintage jewelry, old crafting books, and fun paper ephemera for crafts and collecting. .
Monday, July 26, 2010
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