I first bought South Maid solely because it was made in Hungary! I am a 1st generation Hungarian American, and I taught myself to crochet. I did this because I wanted to achieve my Hungarian grandmother's incredible skill in thread crocheting (among many other thing!!), to the point of even when she was completely blind, creating her own filet patterns as she went (she never ever wrote anything down!) for huge tablecloths, bedspreads, and many other things! Hungarians are renowned for their incredible needleworks of all kinds (look up Hungarian embroidery if you're curious!), and this is why I was drawn to the South Maid thread made in Hungary. Since switching to Indian production the quality has declined, and now I will switch.
I have used this thread for years and every thing I have mae with it has lasted. Never found any knots etc. Wish it was stil available thru the stores.
First time I bought this brand, but I won't buy it again. I've had it break several times when I tied a knot at the end of my project and pulled it tight! Had to throw the project away, as it unraveled and no way to repair it. I'm sticking to Aunt Lydia's or Knit Cro-sheen.
i love this thread. I made some dollies 16 years ago and is still remains the color and I put in the washer and dryer and still in good shape. It's great. Question? I am looking for a thread size 20 to do a set of placemat, napkin holder and coaster, please let me know where I can purchase them.
Very happy with this thread. I like the fact that it has body and holds the shape once finished. I also like the matte finish, I hate tacky shiny crocheted items! A split or two in yarn while crocheting but I have never had a thread yet that didnt split once or twice and I have been crocheting for over 30 years. I plan on purchasing this product again.
Mickee, I've noticed it's actually being made in India now. It was being made in Hungary. I guess anything to save a buck on labor.
I'm an avid crocheter with both yarn and thread. I like varity of colors and the price is good. For those looking for brown and the red, white and blue varigated--try spinblessing.com