The Thread Director made it’s debut at the Road to California this past week and it was a resounding success.

I’ve worked shows before, but never one like this.  In the past it has been the Consumer Electronics Show and the National Association of Music Merchants.  Those shows are no fun at all.  By the end of the day your legs are numb from the knees down.  Quilting and Sewing shows are so much more fun.  Everyone is happy, friendly, enthusiastic and passionate about the art of sewing.

I was demonstrating The Thread Director which is our spool pin adapter for metallic and specialty threads.  I must have produced a hundred 3-D butterflies made out of organza with metallic thread in both the top and bobbin.  No twisting, no breaking and no puckering of the fabric.  I finally got tired of those and remembered that years ago I bought a design set by Cindy Losekamp of  Sew Artfully Yours, entitled “Crocheted Crudites”. I experimented with a 12 wt. cotton Blendable thread and Holoshimmer thread from Sulky, running in the same needle simultaneously.  In the bobbin I used 60 wt. PolyLite Blendable.  See picture below.

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The response to our adapter was astounding.  Metallic thread is so beautiful and really enhances your project.  You can have as much or as little “bling” as you want.  I kept hearing over and over how difficult they can be to work with.  Some have shied away from them and others had given up all together.  If this sounds like you, dust off that thread you have stashed away and give The Thread Director a try.  I know you won’t regret it.


Queen Gee