Wednesday, 15 February 2012

Untangling Threads

I have a horrid cold. Ugh.

So yesterday I took the day off and watched lots of murder mysteries (and a vampire movie) and made a start on sorting through my stash of embroidery thread, untangling it all and winding it neatly onto little cardboard bobbins.

So neat! It's taking a while to work my way through all my threads, but it will be totally worth it :)


Lucy said...

This is a job I've been putting off for about two years!

Ann said...

sending feel better quick wishes your way!!

Nosnin said...

After all the work the floss sure is pretty to look at. I've tortured myself by winding all my embroidery thread. It took me about a week. lol. But everything is easier to find/use now. :)

Rosie said...

I know this is probably a very "duh!" question but I'm new at this :P What on earth is that little punch out hole at the bottom of a paper bobbin for? Sorry! It's been driving me mad! :P

Sarah Lou said...

How very organised! Hope you're feeling better soon, I've been relying on sudafed and lemsip this week and it sucks!

Kit said...

I always find these sorts of tasks really long winded but once you have everything all neat and tidy it is very rewarding :o)

BugsandFishes said...

I'm feeling much better now, hurrah!

It's definitely a long job winding all those threads, but most of the reason it took so long was because my thread had all got tangled and knotted from the messy way I was storing it before!

It was quite a relaxing task to do in front of the TV tho, and I am very much looking forward to being able to just pick out a bobbin of thread and use it without having to untangle it first :)

Rosie - according to the packaging on the thread box I've got, the holes are so you can tie groups of bobbins you're using for a particular project together. I've also seen people use the holes to pin the threads on noticeboards when planning designs.

Silly Little Sheep said...

I need to do this too. Friendship bracelet threads all around and in terrible mess. :)


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