Coats & Clark is celebrating its 200th Anniversary this year! In 1812, Patrick Clark built the first mill for making cotton thread in Paisley, Scotland and the rest, as they say is history!! Read all about it in our on-line history museum:

We launched our celebration at the Craft & Hobby Association (CHA) Trade Show in Anaheim, California this week. Our booth featured a work by artist Devorah Sperber, the Mona Lisa 8, which is made up of 1482 spools of Dual Duty XP. At first glance, it appears to be a random arrangement of color. (Actually the camera improves the image so that it is recognizable). When viewed thru a clear acrylic sphere, it “pixels” into an image of the Mona Lisa and rotates it 180 degrees like the human eye. This shift in perception emphasizes the subjective reality versus an absolute truth. Learn more about Devorah’s work at

At the show, we displayed items from our archives spanning from 1850 to present day.

This thread cabinet is an example of what would have been in country stores in the late 1800’s.

We will be sharing more of our story and archives throughout the year, so check back often. You can read our story and share yours at You will also be eligible to win 1 of 10 special anniversary prizes when you share your story.

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Lynn is Director of Consumer Services with Coats & Clark.

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