Friday, October 08, 2010

How do you organize your floss? & pics

I stitched on HAED SK Sunny all week and accomplished some progress. This is what I have done since last night. It will get put away til the first week of November.
Meari asked how do you store your floss? So this is my system. This is a makeup case that I bought, from QVC, many years ago. I bought it specifically for my Kreiniks. Each drawer is in numerical order. I think I can fit 20 spools in a drawer, if not more. I also have the glow in the dark, braids, and hi lustres.
These are my specialty threads. I will end up with 4 photo boxes of these. I use GAST and WDW the most so they each have their own box. They are in alphabetical order and have indexed tabs. To keep the bags standing up I use an index card in each bag of floss.
This is what the boxes look like on the outside.
These are all my DMCs in Jammers. Jammers are the boxes for Matchbox cars and are 2 sided. I can hold a whole set of DMC embroidery floss in 1 box. Not incuding the metallics and other DMC specialty threads.

So how do you organize your floss?


Jackie said...

My DMC is organized like your overdyes - my collection isn't that big yet. My overdyed threads are just thrown in a box and I have a lot of those. I need to get them better organized. Organization always seems to be an "in progress" type of thing.

GoldenAngelsWorks said...

Stitching is wonderful.

I will have to show my organization soon.

Linda K's Creativity Works said...

Good Progress on your WIP Shelleen...

I'll show my Organization sometime over the weekend...

Take care & Happy Stitching
Hugs :) from Cool Northern Indiana
Linda K, Railroad

Myra said...

Thanks for the organization pics. You now have me looking for jammer boxes. I don't have many overdyes but I am organizing mine like yours. My DMC is in 3 different boxes right now and are such a pain to sort through. I would love to be able to get them all in one place.

Joysze said...

Great progress on Sunny. I love those shades. Gonna need to pick me up another HAED soon. *giggle*

I store my DMC like you do, and the silks, kreiniks and beads in different containers. I don't have a lot of stash, and so far they seem to suffice.