What thread do you usually stitch with? I use DMC cotton floss primarily but I’ve recently purchased some Weeks Dye Works and The Gentle Art overdyed floss for a few projects which is really lovely to stitch with. But DMC is readily available and not expensive so it's what I use the most.
When you shop for threads, do you buy on impulse or do you buy only what you need? I have a lot of threads so I don’t really buy anymore unless I’ve run out of a particular color.
How do you sort it? Since I embroider more than I cross stitch (even though I’ve been cross stitching way more these days) I've sorted everything by color so when I’m looking for pink, I can look at all the pinks together to decide which shade will work best. It does make it a bit difficult to look for colors by number though when I’m kitting up a cross stitch project. I’ve spent a lot of time looking for a certain color, knowing I most likely have it, but just don’t know what color I sorted it with. If I win the lottery, I will buy all the DMC colors and sort them by number and have another set to sort by colors. How wonderful would that be!!
How do you store your thread? I use
the little bobbins for my DMC and store them in the little plastic boxes. I also have a large plastic bag that I have
some specialty threads in—like my metallic, linen, variegated etc. I could probably use another plastic box for
those now. I use the metal rings when I kit up a project to keep them all together.
What tips do you have for building a stash? Look for sales. Every once in a blue moon, the craft stores will run a sale on DMC. A few years ago, AC Moore had them for 4 for a $1! I stocked up on a bunch of floss then. Also, you never know what you find at thrift stores and yard sales.
How much is too much? Never too much.
|I store all my boxes in this storage cube beside the couch which is where I do most of my stitching|
How do you whittle your stash down when it's gotten too large? See above answer.
Do you have a current favorite in your stash? Let’s see it! I’m loving Bubblegum from Weeks Dye Works right now. Such a fun, bright pink!Go ahead and show your thread stash! Link your post in the comment section of this post to link up!