One of the crafts I enjoy doing is embroidery. I typically do cross-stitch projects, but I love to do all types of embroidery. Even if you only occasionally do embroidery, you can very quickly acquire a large amount of floss. Organizing it so you can find the right color, keeping it tangle free, as well as keeping stock of how much you have on hand is a necessity. Following are some ideas of how to keep it neat and tidy.
One of the most widely available and commonly used organizers for floss is the plastic divided bin and the plastic (or cardboard) cards that you wrap each individual floss on to. The boxes and cards are available at almost every craft store.
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You can either hand write on the corresponding floss number onto the card, or the starter kits usually come with stickers using numbers from popular DMC floss.
Allison, from Little Lovelies, came up with a clever idea to get those cards wound up quickly! She rigged a bobbin winder onto her power drill and attached the card. So clever!
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Sometimes it may be easier to store the floss in it’s original numbered skein rather than transferring it to the cards. Storing the flosses by color in separate bins or boxes seems like the best way to be able to find what you need.
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If you don’t want to spend too much money, you can organize with items you may already have on hand. Clothespins keep the thread from unraveling and allow you to see what you have.
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You could also use small snack size ziploc bags and a binder ring.
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And if you want to be uber organized, you can create a color chart with all the threads you have.
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How do you store your embroidery floss?