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this is not going to be pretty...

Prepare yourself folks. I'm going to let you see what my collection of embroidery floss looks like.

embroidery floss...

This one isn't too scary. But it gets worse.

embroidery floss...

Now multiply that.

embroidery floss...

It's time for a solution.

8 comments:

  1. I keep mine in a shoebox, I find that helps to keep from tangling because it isn't being moved around in a bag.

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  2. Looks a lot like mine! Haha. I have the ones I used recently or the ones I'm using at the moment in a little textile bag together with the embroidery and the rest in a shoebox.

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  3. Exactly the same problem! :)

    No shoebox for me: I found an old and big enough woodbox (with a top/ lid);
    All my material is arranged in smaller carton trays that comes in it.
    So, needles stay togheter, yarn are in their "container" etc...

    And when I begin to work, I just have to place those small carton trays on the working table...

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  4. Hey Mollie... that looks a lot like mine. Seriously, what will us embroidery/crafters do? ;)

    Anyway, I'm excited you came out with food friends as patterns, and even if I don't comment or email you.. "thank you!!!!" for all your kidness. if i don't get a chance to, have a happy valentines day. :)

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  5. Where can I send an organizer? haha

    But I'm sure if everything is neat and tidy it could also be a whole lot less inspiring. Some color combos just would have things click!

    I love your style so whatever works for you!

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  6. Oh, good luck with that one! I inherited my collection from my mom and they came complete in their own DMC floss caddy (3 shelves for grouping by color).

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  7. My good friend just gave me a bag of floss she inherited from here grandmother (there was tons to go around). I am crazy for rainbow order, so I sorted them by color and placed them in magnetic metal tins that stick on the side of my filing cabinet. For my own stash I use an ArtBin acrylic box and wind them around those silly cardboard spools--a lot of work, guess I had more time on my hands when I did that!

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  8. I wind my floss on the plastic bobbins from DMC and then put the little number label on the bobbin. Then all the bobbins go into a plastic bin. I now have four bins. I often look at the bins and wish the rest of my life was as organized as my floss bobbins were.

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