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Bags of colour=thread porn!

21 Dec

Because i had thought i was going to run out of my trusty Caron Wildflowers “Pebbles” colourway, i had ordered more. (Fortunately, i didn’t run out for “A Birth of Silence”.) When it arrived, i realized my thread drawers were a royal mass of mess! Some of the threads were colour grouped, some were lumped together for dismissed projects and some were just all adanglish and twangled.

I spent a happy three hours sorting, tidying up and organizing. My naturally dyed threads have their own cabinet now as well–what a treat to go to Princess Auto again 🙂 I used to store my flosses on those stoopid little cardboard or plastic “bobbins”, until the day i realized there were almost permanent kinks, and i had waaaaaaay too much to wind this way! I like these little drawered storage units, because the whole floss fits in, unwound and with label still attached, i can see the colours, and they look rather cool grouped on the shelves in the stoodio!  Admittedly though, there are also three drawers in a larger unit, but all the threads there are now bagged, and organized by colour range, thread type or “value” (as in this one is silk, this one is cotton, this one is hand dyed.) I keep ziplocks on hand in various sizes for organizing project use, or possible combinations!

Since i have had some of these threads a long while, there are colours i rarely use now, except as flashes of contrast. It might be time to work some dedicated pieces with less favoured minions.

I thought i had a lot of threads in 2012:

thought i had a lot in 2012Nope. But now i do!

pinks

black grey white ecru

oranges specialities blues

white thread cabinet

greens

purples and browns

yellows and reds

red thread cabinet

dyeables

specialties

mostly variegateds

naturally dyed threads

unfiled for project

thread journal

thread journal pages

 

And with the Canadian dollar so low in comparison to the rest of the world, well, i best be getting on with using what i have! My last purchases worked out (factoring in exchange to US$ and the shipping) to almost 7.25 for each skein, and unfortunately, even if i had bought in Canada, there wouldn’t have been much of a difference in savings……

 

 

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5 responses to “Bags of colour=thread porn!

  1. xolabajola

    December 21, 2015 at 1:56 pm

    Look at the greens, blue and magentas!! 😀 I didnt think you even had threads those colors! 😛 Thanks for showing off your thread stash!

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    • arlee

      December 22, 2015 at 6:56 am

      i know, i know 🙂 waaaaaaaaaaaay back in the early 80’s those were the colours i used all the time, in satin stitch, chain stitch and french knots, because that’s all i knew!

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  2. fiberels

    December 21, 2015 at 3:34 pm

    Ahhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh I like those colours !

    (yeah use them up yourself in your wonderful pieces ! )

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  3. Judy Martin

    December 27, 2015 at 6:43 am

    I was delighted to see all these threads – You must feel great having them all organized.
    x

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  4. Heather Cameron

    January 2, 2016 at 11:28 pm

    Yup. You have about the same amount of thread as I do. But yours is so much better organised! You are an inspiration, Arlee!

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