May 30, 2012

Organizing Embroidery Floss

Cardboard, ruler, scissors, plastic container, thread, pen

Last year I bought a book that I love about embroidery. Since then, every time I go shopping I bought embroidery floss. It's an obsession. I have a lot, but like the picture below, not so organized. I used to have it on a plastic bag, then tried to wrap it on cardboard... but had no where to store it.

About two weeks ago I bought 3 large plastic containers for sewing, jewelry and cardmaking / scrapbooking and I found out this cute little plastic containers and I knew this was the solution. I took out the plastic dividers and used it as template for my cardboard. Then I wrapped the floss on the cardboard leaving a border on both sides so I can pick it up and also to write the color number.
Wrap neatly and insert the final tail under the floss

I know, it took me forever... I'm a freak and everything needs to be perfect. You don't have to do it like this, but I think it looks better and also fit better, because is evenly distributed. Also I think is a good idea to separate the boxes by color and shade. That's my personal taste, but if you think it's better by brightness or by project that's fine too. I will take some pictures when I'm done tomorrow (hopefully). Will update this post in a few days.

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