Do you have a special storage container for your threads?
When I was a kid doing cross-stitching, the projects were super simple. A strip of cardboard with holes punched in it and the numbers written above worked. Each bundle of colored thread was pulled through the hole. When my projects got more complicated this became a tangled nightmare.
My super "high tech" system is plastic baggies with the DMC number written on it and all strung together on a metal ring. I use one bag per color. I'm able to store my leftover, (but still useable) scraps. Anyone else do this or what do you do differently?
Hi, That system works for me, after trying many. I keep them on rings when in storage too according to number, then when I want a colour it is easy to find. One or two hundred on each large ring in storage. I also put a small ring, (on the large ring along with the threads) when using the threads to show where the lowest number is. Is this clear as mud????
I wind my floss on those bobbins and keep them in a couple of the plastic organizer boxes... just bought a third box because I have a lot of flosses that never got to the bobbin stage when I was working on Sense of Light/Sight.
The bobbins are in numerical order.
I'm a bobbin girl too and have three boxes worth for the upcoming L&U. I've been winding like mad for what seems like weeks now! I haven't gotten any stitching done! I've done all the solids and am now just preparing the blends- one length per bobbin. Phew!
Yes, I put all my blends together before I start, and no I don't kow how much to make! I just take one length of each colour (about 60cm I think) and wrap them around a bobbin. But I have suggested to Meredith that it would be very helpful to know how much of each blend you'd need ahead of time. I think she's considering it...
Alanna, I agree with you about knowing how much of each bleanded for a project.
As for storing floss, bobbins and plastic boxes are still the best way I have found. I tried the stitch bow by DMC a while back and that was a disaster. It was just messy.