~ Greetings and Warm Welcome ~
Today is the final installment of our thread storage question from:
Ask Vonna...the question was:
"Vonna, how do your store your threads used in stitching?"
Ok so to reiterate what I've talked about so far...
and today I will show you something that I came up with last Spring (and shared it then).
But I've "updated it some" and deleted last years post and here it is so that I can link to it and never say another word on it.
this is not the only way to store something.
It might not even be the best way to store it.
This is my way. If you have something that you do that works for you, that's perfect!
This works for me.
this will take some time to do. I worked on this for over a week getting it all together. It was a little frustrating at times because it was taking so long. But now that I have had my Over-dyed threads like this for the past year...IT IS FABULOUS! I can't begin to tell you how great it is.
If I need a thread, I just go glance see if I have it (because they are all right there at my finger-tips). I've likely saved money doing this because I can find it immediately.
Down side to a system like this is....
you actually have to "put them back" when you are done or when you purchase new threads in order for it to work.
Mid-December when my finishing was done, I needed a thorough tidying to my Stitch Cave and sat down there for 6 hours putting threads up in their proper place (Over-dyes and DMC). I tend to just throw my used threads in a bowl thinking "Oh, I'll do that later..." and I didn't.
So far this year...
(7 days in) I've kept up with keeping my threads all stored and neat and put up...
HERE WE GO! Supplies needed:
Hanging Folder plastic bin
Hanging File Folders
A hole punch
and small rings
Cut off the top of the hanging file folder with a two inch piece left from the top:
Punch some holes:
I did 1/4 inch from edge
And about 3/4 inch between punches for a total of 12 along the length
Alphabetize by using vinyl letters and key tags:
Sort your threads and load them onto their appropriate "ABC.." file
I started out by alphabetizing them...one year later...
just put the A's with the A's and the B's with the B's and so on...
Hang them in your specified box!
Hmmm....I need Classic Colorworks "Calico Kitty". All I have to do is: turn my box to the side see where the "C's" are:
and grab it out!
And here they are ONE YEAR later...
Color is protected by the box.
EASY PEASY at my finger tips finding the correct color.
MOST important to me: TIDY!
Now I came up with this on my own...
I know from Pinterest there are other people that have sort of used something similar to this for organization of stamping/scrapbooking items, but this just came to me by walking the aisles of Office Depot for a solution.
I like Office Depot/Staples a lot...it appeals to my nerdy/obsessive compulsive side :)
Until next time folks...