Thursday, November 10, 2016

Happy 270th Anniversary, DMC!

DMC 24 carat gold thread
Last week something very unexpected came through our letter box, a bobbin from DMC with 24 carat gold thread! WHAT?!

This year, DMC are celebrating their 270th anniversary and I must say they are doing it in style! They have produced a limited number of 24 carat gold skeins of thread which comes in a nice box with a book about the history of the company. You can check that out here, it looks really nice!

I'm really honoured that DMC sent this bobbin to me and let me be a tiny part of their birthday celebrations. DMC thread is special to me, and not just because I work with it pretty much every day. In the late 70s - early 80s, my grandparents owned a knitting/haberdashery shop. I have very vivid memories of opening little drawers with DMC written on them. Full of a rainbow of thread, of course! :-)

I don't know if I can make myself use any of my precious gold thread. It's so pretty! Maybe if I find a very-very special project. Maybe. Or maybe I'll just stroke it and look at it shimmering in the light.

Here's a little video DMC put together, showing the gold skeins being put together. Lovely! :-)





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