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« on: November 29, 2013 05:10:41 PM »

I'm amassing a huge collection of embroidery floss.  I don't think I have ALL the colors, but I have a lot of them.  I'm winding them on cardboard bobbins, which I put in a smallish plastic tote.  But my collection is now too big to fit in the tote, and I need to either get a bigger tote or expand into multiple containers.  How do you organize a large collection of floss?  Do you keep it in one container?  Is it organized by color?  By number?   Interested to know what you do.  How do you organize each project and its floss?  Do you have a special container to hold them, or do you just pile them on your workspace (like I do  Tongue )?
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« Reply #1 on: November 29, 2013 05:46:13 PM »

ha! As I was going through my stitching stuff and trying to organize, I thought, hey, I wonder how everyone else does this??

I have probably about 10 or so on those plastic bobbins and then on a metal ring. However, I stopped putting them on those plastic things because whenever I would try and unravel the skeins I would end up with the biggest knots. Knot worth it  Wink

Now I just have them in a plastic bag in their skeins....hoping someone has a super awesome solution!
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« Reply #2 on: November 29, 2013 06:16:41 PM »

hoping someone has a super awesome solution!

Me, too!   Shocked
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« Reply #3 on: November 30, 2013 07:04:09 AM »

I use clothespins to organize my floss. I wrap the floss around the pin and then either write on or keep the color tag so I know what color I am looking for. I keep them in a old candy box.

For floss I am not  using, I have little plastic containers and separate them by color. Each color has it's own box.
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« Reply #4 on: November 30, 2013 07:05:38 AM »


For floss I am not  using, I have little plastic containers and separate them by color. Each color has it's own box.

I think I'll need to do that!  Smiley

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« Reply #5 on: November 30, 2013 07:08:27 AM »

It helps out a lot when I'm looking for a color, especially with embroidery when I don't need a specific number but just a color.
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« Reply #6 on: November 30, 2013 08:05:59 AM »

I just saw these adorable animal themed cardboard thingys to wrap the floss around on Pinterest!  Much more interesting than the usual white boring cardboard ones.
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« Reply #7 on: November 30, 2013 09:50:20 AM »

I cut my bobbins from old cracker boxes, because I'm a cheapskate!   Cheesy

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« Reply #8 on: December 02, 2013 11:31:33 PM »

I have multiple bobbin boxes, but I got smart and bought them all at once when they were on sale so they are the same brand and they stack.  They also fit into those big plastic Rubbermaid totes with other stitching stuff!
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« Reply #9 on: December 03, 2013 06:33:49 AM »

I'm debating on whether to un-cheapskate and buy matching boxes, or to use what mismatched boxes I have....  Tongue Roll Eyes  Maybe I'll organize into existing boxes to see how many matching boxes I might need.....
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