When I heard that THREADS was selling an archive DVD including every issue from 1985-2009, I was undecided about buying it. Mostly when I am on line, I read blogs and snoop shop, looking for pictures, pictures, pictures. I can't get enough pictures of clothes, accessories, shoes - anything fashion! I dismissed the idea and went on happily with my life. Then I read a thread on artisan square about the archive and it was so highly recommended, I began to reconsider - especially after reading that THREADS had a rough patch and had gotten better. I thought maybe I jumped ship too quickly by cancelling my subscription and I started to wonder what I had missed. I went ahead and ordered the archive DVD despite some customer reservations which were expressed regarding missing articles and the way TAUNTON PRESS handled the situation.
Boston shopping at Winmill Fabrics, but I was not encouraged, and I was beginning to think I should not have ordered the archive DVD. Recently, it was delivered and I discovered that even without launching the application on my Mac, all of the content is searchable using spotlight (command spacebar). Color me happy! I remembered an article written by Pam Ptak about S-shaped darts, but I couldn't remember what the picture on the cover was or even the title of the article. I typed in S-shaped darts and BINGO! up pops a link to a pdf of the entire issue featuring that article! SCHWEEEEET! I have not yet read through any of the recent issues which I missed. After looking through the April/May 2010 issue, I must say I was somewhat disappointed. What is your opinion? Are the glory days of THREADS all passed?