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16 of 16 people found the following review helpful
on June 9, 2013
I'm a designer who creates counted cross stitch patterns. I stock every color of DMC embroidery floss and was looking for a better and more space saving way to organize my stock of floss. I ordered 4 of the DMC floss organizers so I would have enough pockets for all 454 colors of DMC floss, assuming the pockets where large enough to hold at least 2 skeins of floss each. I found the pockets were very small and wouldn't hold the quantity necessary. I decided if I used the DMC floss bobbins, I could at lease make a "swatch" of each color by wrapping the bobbins with 1 layer of each color. This took just over a yard per bobbin but my thought was that it would help me choose colors for my projects and the organizers wouldn't be a total loss.
Now comes the worst part! The DMC organizers are made in China and the workmanship is of an extremely poor quality, this workmanship cannot be observed from the tiny picture shown in the ads or by the way the product is folded and sealed in it's package. One must open the package and unfold the organizer to observe the workmanship. The pockets are separated by rows of stitching forming columns of pockets. In itself, this is a good idea but the problem is that the stitching is uneven making some of the pockets "very" narrow and others too wide. I had trouble slipping a bobbin containing only "1 layer of floss" in and out of many of the pockets, some pockets were so narrow even an empty bobbin is difficult to slip in. The workmanship is so poor the organizers don't deserve to carry the DMC brand name. I thought about selling them but would not want to burden someone else with this poor quality. Then I thought about cutting my losses and giving them away but again, I wouldn't want to burden someone else with this poor quality. At this point I am considering sending them directly the DMC importer in the United States with a letter similiar to this one so they can see for themselves the quality of merchandise which is carrying their DMC name, a name which has been associated with quality worldwide.