Submitted by: kristiea68 via Oddly Specific
It takes some really clever marketing to sell used thread.
LOL Hopefully it’s a thrift store. 🙂 Doesn’t look like it though, there are carded buttons behind them and I think a shelf of bolts of fabric. Wow, and I thought Fabricland was skeevy.
Let’s just say that these cones have “been around”.
Precisely what I thought when I first saw this. We’re both pervs. 😛
Cool! I didn’t know factories still did stuff like this – these are what giant, industrial-size spools of thread (“cones”) look like when they are nearly used up. In a manufacturing environment, they must never be allowed actually to run out on the machine, so they are exchanged for full ones before they do. These nearly-spent cones are excellent for household use, as they will not only still hold far more than is generally sold on a mass-market spool of thread, the thread may also be of higher quality. 😀
Definitely a good idea then, especially considering “serger thread” seems to mean “junk I wouldn’t sew muslins with” to most manufactures. It didn’t even occur to me because they look like regular serger spools to me, but I guess that’s just a matter of how much thread is on them in the first place.
Several inches across when full, at any rate – industrial cones can be monsters. 😀
I took this picture at a fabric store in San Francisco. Now, a couple of weeks later, the cones are 6 for $1.00. Stock up!!! 🙂
Noooo! At that rate, in a month, they’ll be 10/$1.00! Hold out!
OMG! I know exactly where this is! Hello Mission and 17th!
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