The other day someone asked what I do when I use some of the DMC colors from my collection. I want to always have every color in one storage case so when I take something from there, I have to be careful to put a new skein back or . . I won’t have all the colors.
In this post, I talked about how I store the DMC floss. This wasn’t my first attempt at organizing DMC floss but this one is working well. These are the boxes I use:
That box, with the printed labels on each container is my “master” DMC box and it should always have every color in it. I have another box just like it but I’ve written numbers on the outside of the smaller boxes with a Sharpie. As I order DMC floss for whatever reason, so long as it isn’t to replace a skein in the Master Box, those extra skeins go into the second box. When I need floss for a project, I start in the second box. All that floss can be used and not replaced but anything I take out of the Master Box has to be replaced.
The photo below is the called for floss for the project for Addie’s pillow. The floss that has a check on the right side is floss I found in my second box. The floss that has a mark on the left side is floss I pulled from the Master Box and that all has to be replaced.
Hopefully soon I will get by Hobby Lobby and stock up on what I’ve used from the Master List, as well as some DMC I need for a couple of future projects.
I hope all this makes sense. It works for me . . at least for now.