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« on: October 10, 2007 01:59:54 PM »

Okay I *think* this is the right place for this!  Smiley I need some ideas for organizing and storing ribbon and various type of lace. I have just come into a bit of a collection and need a way to make it available and neat. I have different kinds, (sewing type ribbon, wired present wrapping ribbon, and lacey edging type stuff,), but most of them are on rolls so maybe some sort of dowel setup? But a lot of the lace is not on rolls, so what can i do with it? Does anyone have any tips?

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« Reply #1 on: October 10, 2007 05:47:49 PM »

I'm in the process of doing this right now. I am using cafe curtain rod brackets (bought a bag full at the local thrift store for a buck!) and dowels. I'm going to screw the brackets onto a piece of wood (found in the basement.) I will start with 3 to 4 rows and see how this works out. The spools of ribbon will be put onto the dowels. I will be able to see my stash, cut off the needed size or take the dowel off easily to work with it. I will post a picture when I get it done. I just need to screw on the brackets. Right now, the dowels and spools are hanging from my shelf brackets, but these are too far apart and the dowels are sagging from the weight. When they are on the board, they won't be as far apart.

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« Reply #2 on: October 10, 2007 08:17:36 PM »

I have mine sorted by sewables & non-sewables In stackable plastic bins with lids, but both are overflowing!
There was a Martha Stewart where she had a section of rain gutter hung on the wall to accomodate spools of ribbon. several Craftsers have done this & they all look goregeous! But of course this requires a) all your ribbon be on spools, and b) you have a wall you can dedicate to crafting.

I've seen totes that were sort of like make up bags with little slits all over that you could just pull your ribbon through, but I think the ribbon would get tangled fast inside... dunno.
« Reply #3 on: October 10, 2007 09:48:12 PM »

hey there. i just finished organising my somewhat large collection..
kinda hard to explain but i tied all mine to a long piece of string thats tied to two walls. then i tied all mine to this string in colour order...
its useful and looks AWESOME!
« Reply #4 on: October 11, 2007 02:17:18 PM »

These are good ideas, thanks everyone!

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