Wednesday, January 17, 2018

Does anyone remember...

Tri-Chem liquid embroidery?

As a little girl in the 1970's, I remember my mom hosting several direct sales parties with her friends and other ladies from the neighborhood.  There were also Tupperware parties and Avon, etc. but those seemed to be just selling products we all might use or have a need for.  I would often be in the house, somewhere nearby, but was never actually interested in these parties - other than being curious about gathering of ladies and their giggles and laughter and the obvious absence of any men, lol.  They all seemed to be having such a great time.

The Tri-Chem parties were different in that in addition to the products on display, they were selling a "hobby" - something the ladies could do in their spare time.  I remember the lady presenting taking me aside and showing me how to color in a simple pattern :)  From then on I was hooked.  What followed were tee shirts, a nightgown and even a few tea towels embellished with liquid embroidery.  Anyone else remember these?


  1. Can't believe I don't remember Tri-Chem parties... Maybe they were regional?
    At any rate, I would be hooked, too! Sounds like so much fun!

    1. It's possible. I grew up in the northeast. There were other craft parties I remember. One that comes to mind was for Dip-a-Flower. It involved making flower petal shapes out of thin wire and then dipping them in a transluscent liquid. When it dried you had these really cool "stained glass" looking flowers. The product has probably been banned in the U.S. by now, lol :)

  2. Wow - liquid embroidery - I have never heard of that - although I have seen vintage Tri Chem embroidery transfers! Thank you so much for visiting Feeling Stitchy and sharing your blog with us!

  3. I think I'm going to have to google liquid embrboidery. Also, that women on the floor second from left has amazing hair!