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Hi, I am not sure where on Vancouver Island you live, but I was in Snip and Stitch in Nanaimo yesterday and they have Mettler thread. When I saw it I remembered your post and had to let you know.
Joanns has it?! Good to know!
Etsy Shop: http://www.etsy.com/shop/peachga11?ref=si_shop
I have a spool of mettler I am ready to throw away. I was trying to use it to hand piece my GFG, there are so many slubs/slugs it's awful. I hear people say how much they like it, I must have got a dud.