Recently a customer called me and needed more thread for a kit she had purchased. She had run out of one color and was only half way done with the area. WHAT? How could that be? I looked at my notes and I had another customer with the same problem, same color, same kit. What did I do … or not do? I always keep track of how many lengths and strands I use.
Two weeks pass and she calls me again and she has run out of two more colors! Sigh …..
I asked her, just so I would know for future, how long were her tails? Was she using each length to the very end or leaving 3-4″ ?? She told me she uses it to the last little bit just to be able to tuck it into her stitches.
Well … I guess I blew it. I’ll need to add more extra lengths to each kit from now on. I’m stitching a new design and I’m purposely throwing more away to make sure I don’t go short on my kits.
I found this How-To over on Ebay .. yes, Ebay … I didn’t know they had How-To’s …. How NOT to Knot This was her picture -
I think mine are about that length when I’m ready to tuck it in.
I was also thinking about how stitchers “stitch” … do they make a line one way and come back or are they making crosses? Am I making sense? :) I think you’ll know what I’m saying … Is the way they’re stitching causing them to use more thread?
Luckily I’ve only had the two phone calls about thread being short … so I’m doing okay!
So … how long are your tails?