A little information on the site's namesake:
I got the phrase "thread and thrum" from Shakespeare's A Midsummer Night's Dream, Act 5, Scene 1.
Approach, ye Furies fell!
O Fates, come, come,
Cut thread and thrum;
Quail, crush, conclude, and quell!
Merriam-Webster online defines "thrum" as:
a (1) : a fringe of warp threads left on the loom after the cloth has been removed (2)
: one of these warp threads b : a tuft or short piece of rope yarn used in thrumming canvas -- usually
used in plural c : bit, particle
The phrase itself in the play has two implications.
For one, it means "the good and the bad together"; the thread being the good part, and the thrum being the leftover
The other meaning has to do with Greek mythology. The Furies were the goddesses of vengeance. The Fates were three
sisters: one spun the thread of life, one determined the length, and the other cut the thread to end life.
The call to "cut thread and thrum" in the play was to end life and to cut off the good and the bad.
As far as my site goes, the association of the terms with sewing is hopefully obvious...and less morbid. But also
can be taken to mean "the good and the bad" that my site has to offer, as I am quite aware of imperfections!