One of my goals for 2012 was to learn embroider and now, it's one of my favorite crafts. It's one of those hobbies that you can literally do anywhere which makes it all the more attractive to a girl on the go. I keep all of my embroidery materials in a basket and they've become a little, how shall I say it, disheveled? I created these clothespin spools to organize the whole kit and caboodle.
My threads have especially become an issue. There are so many stray ends tangling with other stray ends. It's such a pain in the you know what. See what I'm talking about?? UGH. Disaster.
I saw a post on Pink Suede Shoe for bakers twine on vintage clothespins and I couldn't resist. I gathered up all of my threads and some mini spring-loaded clothespins and set to work. I guess they aren't "mini" but they aren't normal sized either. Each is about 2.5 inches long.
- I cut the number coded label in half and slipped it onto one side of the clip. This is helpful when I need a color that's just about used up so all I have to do is search for the right code at the craft store rather than try to guess at which shade is a match.
- Pinch one end of the thread into the clippy part (wow... haha)
- Wrap the entire length of thread around the clothespin
- When you reach the end, slip the thread through the clippy part again and they're ready to be stored. Repeat for each of your skeins of floss.
Now, all of the threads are stored in a wide-mouthed glass jar in my embroidery basket -- snag free, pretty, and organized. I like how simple yet effect the spools are.
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