…and I’m right back where I started.
I’ve been trying off and on to find alternatives to dyeing my own thread. It’s fun and all, but it’s not what I’m all about, and I’m not geared towards color consistency across large quantities or long periods of time. So for cotton, after a lot of trial and error, I’ve found one brand of sewing/quilting/embroidery thread that has a weight that’s awfully close to size 100 cotton crochet thread. But I don’t think it’s better, except for the variegated colors, which are truly gorgeous. For silk, I thought I was home free, since I’d seen my favored beading cord in a rainbow array of colors. Yeah, but not in the size I need – only white and black. Not only that, but the company has gone out of business. There’s another brand, again with no color options in my size, that would be okay for dyeing, but it’s not dazzling white on its own.
So it looks like I’m back to using and dyeing the same threads I’ve been using all along. Oh, and stocking up on the silk before it completely disappears. I suppose it’s nice to find out that I’ve had good judgment about thread all along, but I’m disappointed I can’t improve on the situation.