I missed the opportunity to meet another Threads subscriber in person the other day and answer her question, so I thought I’d post it.
My husband owns a toy store and called me Wednesday to ask “what’s this about a kaleidoscope and a Threads magazine article?” It seems someone had come in for a kaleidoscope after looking at the article, but both my husband and the customer were confused.
The tip does clearly state that one needs a kaleidoscope that doesn’t have the color chips in it and yes, they are readily available. Unfortunately the picture accompanying the tip is of a kaleidoscope that has the color chips — not the kind needed – but identical to one my husband happens to carry! This seemed to be the point where confusion set in for my husband and the subscriber. The kind wanted usually looks very different – a mushroom or teardrop shape in wood are common versions I’ve seen.
I truly enjoy the magazine – and find it is helping me learn new skills as I really am only an advanced beginner who finally has more time to devote to sewing. As we relocated to this area recently and am still searching out other sewers, I’m glad to know there is at least one other Threads subscriber nearby and perhaps next time I’ll be there when she comes in and get to meet her!