In my hurry to pack for my France trip I forgot to tell my favorite people, you guys, where I’m off to this week! I’m in France to sit in on some meetings, talk about new products and visit the amazing DMC Factory where magic is made in the form of luxurious threads and fabrics of all kinds. I will post more later about the incredible thread manufacturing process that DMC has developed centuries ago! I snagged an awesome video of how DMC Threads are made for your viewing pleasure so check back soon. We also have the most exciting announcement to make, but I can not announce it yet – just stay loyal my lovely blog followers, you know I love you guys!
I’m going to post a few photo’s for you to see. Below is how the Mouline (aka DMC Embroidery Floss) is first made. It arrives from Egypt and is first singed by fire to remove any of the fiber hairs to make for a smooth luxurious feel to the thread.
After a few stages the thread is sorted into hanks, see picture below, to get it ready for the 8 hour dying process. The hanks allows for the thread to be fully saturated in the dye and to apply a colorfast dye.
I sort of feel like a celebrity here. Everyone who lives in Mulhouse knows DMC. DMC was first established in the 1700’s and helped to build up the town of Mulhouse. Today the DMC Factory stands high as an important historical figure in the town and employs over 150 workers and manufactures about 1 million skeins of threads of a day – that includes crochet threads, Pearl Cotton you name it, we make it here in France. I’m so proud to work for such an amazing historically rich company.
Stay Tuned for more French highlights!