There are a lot of possibilities with that title, right?
Since I’ve ordered several (ok . . several can mean many different numbers!) Victoria Clayton silk packets for projects, I’ve kept thinking about how I would keep up with the floss. Most of the bobbins contain floss that’s 6 strands. I could cut off 18″, pull one strand out, wrap the remaining five strands back on the bobbin and then every time I need another strand . . unwind the 5 remaining strands, put four back on, and so on.
Then I was thinking . . these little “project pals” from DotDotGoose are great for extra floss but when there are very similar colors, I need a way to designate which floss is which.
I must have been sitting, deep in thought, and Vince asked me what I was thinking about. I was thinking I could take flannel or felt and make something similar to the project pal but make it long and skinny, then put in a little clear plastic post that I could slip a strip of cardstock down into. I could stitch horizontal lines across the flannel and then on the card, write the name of the floss and stick the 5 strands, then the 4 strands, on the flannel. I showed Vince the project pal and kinda described what I was thinking.
He said “Why don’t you just make floss tags and only put the floss on it after you cut the 18″ strip you’re needing? Don’t unwind the entire bobbin, cut it and put it on the tag – just cut an 18″ strip, pull out the strand you need, put the other 5 strands on the floss tag and you can pull one strand off at a time like you normally do!”
That’s brilliant! And much easier than my idea.