Who doesn't love thread? Maybe people who have no use for thread. Even they use thread without thinking about it: clothes, bags, home decor and so on.
Thread is a fairly important commodity. Once it's woven into fabric it becomes even more important, but it's when the fabric is sewn into a ready-made product that most people begin to appreciate thread.
Well, not us quilters! We can appreciate thread in it's simple forms, can't we? Turns out those simple forms aren't so simple when you begin looking at how thread is created from raw fiber.
Here's one of my favorite videos showing how cotton is turned into thread using highly specialized machinery, How It's Made - Cotton.
Here's How It's Made - Silk. Yes, there are silk worms.
For the knitters out there: How It's Made - Wool.
Of course, there are a few quilts with thread on them. Wait, I should write that "quilts about thread." No, I still don't like the wording. How about "quilts depicting thread" or "quilts showing spools of thread"? That last one might do, but I imagine that you get the idea. On to the quilts...
This last one is currently hanging in my studio. I hope they inspire you to look at thread in a different way.