Whilst I was driving through the city last week I noticed a factory that made thread. Now - I love thread of all types - so the chance that this place might let me in and provide a shopping opportunity was too good to miss. So, I popped in, and I am so glad I did.
The factory is called ACA Threads (Old Paarl Road Brackenfell, CapeTown, 7560)
If you live in CapeTown, or are visiting this beautiful city and want thread, then you would be crazy to go anywhere else.
Everybody I met, from the security lady on the gate to the Sales staff in the office were delightful. Jackie, who helped me, was so patient and knowledgeable. Before I knew it I had a huge selection of threads to choose from, shade cards and samples of a wide variety of threads. ACA threads have their own Seralon spun polyester thread, which I find to be of excellent quality, Serafil for heavy duty stuff, Madeira rayon, polyneon, matalic and lana threads, Isocord thread, chalk, scissors, Madeira temporary adhesive and soluble stabilizer. and all at great prices.
My particular favourite are the mixed bags of 100 cops of Seralon thread (1000 metres) for the bargain price of 180 Rands (approx £10 or $17) . I bought one as an afterthought - once I had bought all the other thread I wanted. When I got home I realized what a bargain it was - so I went back and bought 3 more. Take a look at what I ended up with. All for about R1.80 each (that is an incredible 10 pence or 17 cents each). Happy days!