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Cecilia
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Joined: 08 Aug 2008
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Location: France
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3:52 pm Aug 11, 2008

Dear All,

I was just wondering how you experienced stitchers arrange all of your "stuff"? I have boxes labelled Threads/Tools and embrodery To be done, Fabric boxes and at least 6 boxes full of DSM thread and silks all nicely put into bobbin boxes. However, I would really like to keep everything together in one place. I live in a typical parisian apartment which is basically small and I like to embroider in the living room. I was thinking that perhaps I should actually convert one of my bookcases to storing all my stuff or maybe buy a bunch of stackable clear drawers that is one wheels (not pretty but perhaps practical?)

As I said in a previous post, I haven't framed up my work as I find it a bit easier to use a hoop. However, if I were to frame it up, I don't know where I would put it given it's large size!! Wink

Anyway, looking forward to hearing your ideas

Cheers,

Cecilia
rifestitch
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Joined: 16 May 2005
Posts: 639
Location: North of Atlanta
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9:15 am Aug 12, 2008

Hey, Cecilia! I have a few sets of those plastic stacking drawers - small 3-drawer sets for my beading stuff, but then a large 7-drawer unit that some of my stitching stuff is in. It holds all of my floss - bobbins & boxes, floss on floss rings, silks in Tyvek CD enevelopes. I have a drawer for fabric, all stored in layers of tissue paper - though that drawer will not hold another thing Embarassed It also holds markers and magnets/boards, all that kind of stuff.

All of the charts that I have in the stash that aren't kitted, I have a spot in a file cabinet for (got a great lateral file from work when we moved to a new building - my plants sit on top). Everything that is kitted but not a WIP is in another plastic drawer - a single unit, no wheels - each project in it's own large ziplock bag.

All of my WIPs are in ziplock bags beside my stitching spot - sitting on the floor from the end of the couch to the wall. Things that are on scroll rods are leaning against the wall behind my little table (actually a speaker stand), wrapped in a plastic bag to keep the dust & dirt out. If it is a Q-Snap project, when I take it off the snaps, it goes into its ziplock bag with the chart and floss bobbin box (I have a bobbin box for each project - and then a master set that all remains from projects go into, and I pull from for new projects if I think there's enough to complete the project). I also have a few cheapie muslin tote bags that I put several of the ziplock bags into together, just to keep them from spilling out all over the place.

Since I use my floor stand almost all of the time at home, it kind of sticks out - when I'm not using it, I just have a spot over out of the way that it sits in. Not very pretty, but since if I'm home, I'm likely using it, it's okay for me. If I'm not home, then I don't care what it looks like Smile

I have an old photo tour of my craft stuff, if you are interested to see what I'm talking about... though I am not sure my floor stand shows up anywhere...? Try to ignore all of the raggedy hand-me-down furniture - some day when my kids are destroying their own stuff, I'll have new, matching stuff Smile
http://rifestitch.multiply.com/photos/album/18/Where_the_Magic_Happens_and_Other_Stuff
Trudie
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Joined: 02 Feb 2008
Posts: 76
Location: Australia
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4:46 pm Aug 12, 2008

Celia

I just use a book case with plastic bobbin boxes and Patterns in folders.
Floorstand stays but the feet slide in underneath bookcase so it takes up little room . Your Idea is a good one. It works for me .

Happy Stitching Stitching

Trudie

I was just wondering how you experienced stitchers arrange all of your "stuff"? I have boxes labelled Threads/Tools and embrodery To be done, Fabric boxes and at least 6 boxes full of DSM thread and silks all nicely put into bobbin boxes. However, I would really like to keep everything together in one place. I live in a typical parisian apartment which is basically small and I like to embroider in the living room. I was thinking that perhaps I should actually convert one of my bookcases to storing all my stuff or maybe buy a bunch of stackable clear drawers that is one wheels (not pretty but perhaps practical?)

As I said in a previous post, I haven't framed up my work as I find it a bit easier to use a hoop. However, if I were to frame it up, I don't know where I would put it given it's large size!! Wink

Anyway, looking forward to hearing your ideas

Cheers,

Cecilia[/quote]
Cecilia
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Joined: 08 Aug 2008
Posts: 52
Location: France
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9:50 am Aug 13, 2008

Dear Rifestitch,

Ahh...I see my future in your photos. I don't quite have as much stuff but it will eventually accumulate. Thanks very much for the photos. The file cabinet idea is a good one, especially for my charts and kits to be done. I think it could be a great way to see what I've got. I also think that I will buy a large set of stackable plastic drawers - seems like the best idea. As you probably have noticed is that over time, your memory dims over time as to what you have and what you wish you had!

I'll be starting a japanese embroidery class in December and apparently there's lots of different tools and threads to take care of.

Happy stitching,

Cecilia




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Originally posted by rifestitch
Hey, Cecilia! I have a few sets of those plastic stacking drawers - small 3-drawer sets for my beading stuff, but then a large 7-drawer unit that some of my stitching stuff is in. It holds all of my floss - bobbins & boxes, floss on floss rings, silks in Tyvek CD enevelopes. I have a drawer for fabric, all stored in layers of tissue paper - though that drawer will not hold another thing Embarassed It also holds markers and magnets/boards, all that kind of stuff.

All of the charts that I have in the stash that aren't kitted, I have a spot in a file cabinet for (got a great lateral file from work when we moved to a new building - my plants sit on top). Everything that is kitted but not a WIP is in another plastic drawer - a single unit, no wheels - each project in it's own large ziplock bag.

All of my WIPs are in ziplock bags beside my stitching spot - sitting on the floor from the end of the couch to the wall. Things that are on scroll rods are leaning against the wall behind my little table (actually a speaker stand), wrapped in a plastic bag to keep the dust & dirt out. If it is a Q-Snap project, when I take it off the snaps, it goes into its ziplock bag with the chart and floss bobbin box (I have a bobbin box for each project - and then a master set that all remains from projects go into, and I pull from for new projects if I think there's enough to complete the project). I also have a few cheapie muslin tote bags that I put several of the ziplock bags into together, just to keep them from spilling out all over the place.

Since I use my floor stand almost all of the time at home, it kind of sticks out - when I'm not using it, I just have a spot over out of the way that it sits in. Not very pretty, but since if I'm home, I'm likely using it, it's okay for me. If I'm not home, then I don't care what it looks like Smile

I have an old photo tour of my craft stuff, if you are interested to see what I'm talking about... though I am not sure my floor stand shows up anywhere...? Try to ignore all of the raggedy hand-me-down furniture - some day when my kids are destroying their own stuff, I'll have new, matching stuff Smile
http://rifestitch.multiply.com/photos/album/18/Where_the_Magic_Happens_and_Other_Stuff
Cecilia
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Joined: 08 Aug 2008
Posts: 52
Location: France
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9:58 am Aug 13, 2008

I like your idea as well. So far, I've only been able to claim 1/2 the bookcase for embroidery. The books that actually belong there are on the floor!!

Guess what? This past weekend, I bought a enormous plastic bag that is usually used for storing volumous cloth items (like blankets, comforters etc) in which the volumn can be reduced by a vacuum cleaner (I've forgotten the name in english). Anyway, I hope you get the idea. Well, this is the first big plastic bag that I've found that can be closed via a ziplock system. It's just perfect for storing my "framed" piece when I'm not working on it.

I was just setting it aside, leaning against the furniture, but now I can protect it a bit better.

Cheers,

Cecilia

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Originally posted by Trudie
Celia

I just use a book case with plastic bobbin boxes and Patterns in folders.
Floorstand stays but the feet slide in underneath bookcase so it takes up little room . Your Idea is a good one. It works for me .

Happy Stitching Stitching

Trudie

I was just wondering how you experienced stitchers arrange all of your "stuff"? I have boxes labelled Threads/Tools and embrodery To be done, Fabric boxes and at least 6 boxes full of DSM thread and silks all nicely put into bobbin boxes. However, I would really like to keep everything together in one place. I live in a typical parisian apartment which is basically small and I like to embroider in the living room. I was thinking that perhaps I should actually convert one of my bookcases to storing all my stuff or maybe buy a bunch of stackable clear drawers that is one wheels (not pretty but perhaps practical?)

As I said in a previous post, I haven't framed up my work as I find it a bit easier to use a hoop. However, if I were to frame it up, I don't know where I would put it given it's large size!! Wink

Anyway, looking forward to hearing your ideas

Cheers,

Cecilia
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