I've always liked thread! When I was younger, and doing thread crochet, it was the dime-store thread I bought - thread so rough it would create calluses - or file them down!
When I first started tatting, I still used dime-store thread - it was what was available - but as better threads became available (thank you, Internet!), I began to buy them instead. That first ball of Cebelia - so much smoother than the dime-store thread - it was wonderful! I soon found other brands of lovely thread: Manuela, Flora, Altin Basak. Then I bought a ball of Olympus - really nice! Opera made the whitest white I ever saw - such a shame it's no longer manufactured.
Pictured are some of my thread stash - some Cebelia, some Flora, some Altin Basak, some HDT, and a lot of Lizbeth. This is all thread I took to Tat Days or bought at Tat Days - the Lizbeth in the wrappers certainly are new. But there's more: lovely HDT by Karey Solomon. Yes, I have something to wind it on; yes, I intend to wind it, yes, I will be tatting something with it -- soon. In the meantime, I'm just going to enjoy
looking at it - and imagining what I'll eventually tat from it!