Wednesday, April 20, 2011

Coining slang..

Since childhood, one of my sillier goals has been to coin slang (My friend Stacey would argue that I already have, as she now uses "Ritzy Cracker" as a description for snobs). Are you ready for this?

Thread Cred \thred kred\
Commanding a level of respect in fiber arts (e.g. knitting, sewing, embroidery, quilting) due to experience in or knowledge of those skills. Street cred for fiber arts enthusiasts.

Let's use this in a sentence:
OMG, did you see that was uh-may-zing! Her thread cred is off the charts.

Thread Cred...Let's make this happen people.

...and I wanna hear what achievement you think would give you "thread cred".


  1. Did you see that drunkards path/hexie hybrid quilt with the string-pieced border and the scallop-edged binding?! That chick gets some serious thread cred for that bad boy.

    I like it - it has a nice ring to it and can be used with a tiny bit of "quilt snobbery" in the inflection. Nice work, Mary. Gold star for you.

  2. I'll be sure to introduce your phrase to my quilt guild the next time we meet! I love it!

  3. I snorted a bit of coffee reading the "Ritzy Cracker" snob reference. But seriously, I like Thread Cred. I'll start using it and see what happens and report back, General.

  4. I SO do not have thread cred. Love ritzy cracker!

  5. I think my daughter-in-law has some serious thread cred... I may have thread cred envy....for reals...

  6. I would have thread cred if one of my quilts won for hand quilting. Hand quilted quilts hardly ever win. I think most quilters are afraid of them. Sad really, since it is such a great art, tho VERY time consuming.


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