New Scented Thread from DMC. Will you use it?

@Aurone (4758)
United States
March 18, 2009 10:23pm CST
This one is for the Cross Stitchers and Embroiderers out there. DMC, which makes the best known (in the US) threads for doing cross stitch and embroidery projects, is making a scented thread. Some of the threads are flower scented and some are fruit scented. Would you use scented thread? Would you give a scented gift? To me its seems a little odd to create scented thread. What do you think?
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• United States
22 Mar 09
scented? um..why? no,i'm gonna pass on it.that stuff usually makes me sneeze. i hope they still sell the regular though?
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@Aurone (4758)
• United States
23 Mar 09
lol. The scented is a special package like the naturals or any of the other glittery non-necessary threads they have made lately. They still sell all the regular colors.
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• United States
23 Mar 09
that's cool then. i just hate when companies switch to "one option only"..like "new coke"
@Canellita (12058)
• United States
31 Mar 09
Oh my goodness! I use floss with my students to creat bracelets. If I got the scented kind all they would do is spend their time smelling each other's floss, LOL! They would more than likely end up driving me crazy!
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@Aurone (4758)
• United States
31 Mar 09
lol. That would be funny, but I guess not if you were trying to teach them something.
@wiccania (3360)
• United States
23 Mar 09
That does seem a bit bizarre. I don't think I'd use scented thread. I think I'd prefer to just buy regular thread for the project. Then, if I feel that it needs fragrance, I can add fragrance. And really, how long is the fragrance on these threads going to last? Rose scented thread today will probably smell like plain old thread in a few months.
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@Aurone (4758)
• United States
23 Mar 09
Its supposed to last through X many washes, but realistically how long will it last? Who knows. I am not keen to use it though. So many people in my family are allergic to scents why chance it.
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• Philippines
20 Mar 09
What do you mean scented Thread? I am not familiar with that.I love cross-stitching and I use DMC.
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@Aurone (4758)
• United States
21 Mar 09
I get email updates from DMC thread. They sent me an email a couple of days ago telling about their new scented thread that was coming out. I haven't seen it anywhere, you should check it out on their website.
@worldwise1 (14888)
• United States
19 Mar 09
What will they think of next, Aurone? This certainly does seem odd. If a person just had to have a pleasing scent they could always light a scented candle. I think it's just a novelty that won't be taken very seriously.
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@Aurone (4758)
• United States
20 Mar 09
I think you are right. It just doesn't seem to be the type of thing that the users of this type of item would be interested in.
@twoey68 (13651)
• United States
19 Mar 09
I don't know that I'd go out of my way to get it. I would think the scent would wear off before long and most cross stitch pieces are framed so there wouldn't be much sense to using them on those. I guess for little gifts it would be great though. I little birthday cake bookmark scented like strawberries would be nice :) [b]~~AT PEACE WITHIN~~ **STAND STRONG IN YOUR BELIEFS**[/b]
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@Aurone (4758)
• United States
20 Mar 09
That is a nice idea. It could be good for that can of gift.
• United States
19 Mar 09
I think scented thread would be fun as long as it was the same price as the regular thread. It would be interesting to mix scents. If it's like some of the things I cook, it could get a little nauseating.
@Aurone (4758)
• United States
19 Mar 09
lol. They look like they will be more expensive. They come in those little packs that DMC sometimes makes. So they will probably be a dollar or more a skein where regular thread is like 35 cents.
@crftyldy (43)
• United States
19 Mar 09
I might give it a try depending on cost. Read that scent will last through 20 washings, I`d prolly just use it on something that I`d make for myself.
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@Aurone (4758)
• United States
19 Mar 09
Yeah, I don't think this would be a good idea for gift. If you try them let me know what you think.
• United States
19 Mar 09
It just sounds too 'gimicky' to me. We all know that odors will fade with time, and you will again be left with just plain old thread. I am sure it is going to cost extra and I know I am way,way too cheap to spend more money. I like making and putting sachets, with different smells into the packages when I give my handiwork. So no, I won't be buying any of this thread, either for myself or as a gift.
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@Aurone (4758)
• United States
19 Mar 09
I completely agree and what if you don't or the person receiving the gift doesn't like the smell? I think DMC didn't think this one through.