I mentioned earlier that I use Victorian Motto mostly for all the substitutes I make in all charts. I understand that some folks have some issues with them but I’ve never had a problem with them. I think the problems arose when they had their subscriptions and, I don’t know all the details. In fact, I know nothing more than what I’ve stated. I was not a subscriber and I 100% understand the hard feelings. I’ve only used them through Etsy and have been most pleased with their always prompt shipping, the quality of their floss and especially the way they put together their collections.
Everything can be seen in their Etsy shop.E
What I love:
- I love their colors. Because they seem to have so many colors, there are many of them that are very similar. Sometimes you need something that’s a little more green or a little more yellow or a little more brown than the called for color. I rarely use the called for linen (because I never seem to have it – try getting some of those colors the designers use!) and while Oscar (the floss . . not the dog!) may look amazing on the called for linen, it may blend right into my linen and I need something a little different. I do not have every color of Victorian Motto’s floss, and probably never will, but with what I have, I can always find something to substitute.
- I love how they package them together in collections and so many of the collections all go together. They will have prims, garden/flower collections, greens, browns, patriotic, etc.
- I love their yardage. Their floss comes on 20 yard skeins and there are six strands and the cost is about the same as the other skeins of overdyed floss, which contain 5 yards.
- They usually ship the same day I place an order.
What I don’t love:
- As far as I know, specific colors can’t be ordered. I have to make sure I have enough of any color I’m going to use before I start because I don’t think I can get a specific color unless it happens to be on their Etsy site.
I’ve always loved having a stash, no matter what I was working on – cotton fabric, batting, yarn, floss, linen. I’ve never lived near a knitting shop, a quilting shop or a cross stitching shop so I have to keep a stash on hand for whatever I might want quickly. Quite a few times I’ve been stitching and had all the called for floss, only to find that one or two colors wasn’t working with my linen and I had to find a substitute. I was thankful to have the floss stash.