Eresin In Stitches

Variegated Floss

on February 19, 2013

I decided that my floss storage would be the small bags.  Someone somewhere mentions about bobbins putting more kinks in the thread, and I hate the kinks that the stitchbows put in them so bobbins would indeed be worse.  Also I like that the bags allow me to store the odds and ends too.  Instead of getting the Floss-A-Away bags, I just got small zip lock food bags from Tesco and they work a treat!  Teasco even had some nice spotty storage boxes on a 3 for 2 offer so I bought 3 of those thinking that 3 boxes would be more than enough.  Oh how wrong I was hahah!

Turns out that I have a small collection of variegated floss and I have no patterns to stitch with it.  I’ve never used variegated floss before but I’d like to get stitching with it, I’m just not sure what or how.

 

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8 responses to “Variegated Floss

  1. Claire says:

    I need to sort out my storage too.

  2. cross(stitch)yourheart says:

    What size bags did you get? I’ve been trying to resort my thread stash. Right now I have some thread on bobbins, some bundled together with tape, and some I just tossed in the bottom of my stitching bag because I lost motivation….so I could use a new system 🙂

  3. MissDiane says:

    I recently sorted my floss stash in baggies as well. I have them sort by series i.e. 100s, 200s, 300s, etc. Works for me. I’m not much of a stitch bow fan. I don’t like the way the “secured” in the box.

  4. flmaryg says:

    I hope this works. I tried to include the link for the DMC website. They have a bunch of free patterns using the variegated floss. I made the falling leaves pattern. It didn’t seem as vibrant as the model but it was quick to stitch.
    http://www.dmc-usa.com/Inspiration/Projects/Color-Variations-Cross-Stitch.aspx
    Mary

  5. typenstitch says:

    I use these small ziploc baggies, only 3″x4″, http://www.joann.com/reclosable-storage-bags-3-x4-100-pkg/prd53092/ for my floss, which I then put into these photo boxes, http://www.joann.com/cropper-hopper-photo-supply-cases/prd31623/

    I’m trying to use variegated floss more often. It is great to use in a solid color design.

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