Awhile back I saw someone on Pinterest storing their embroidery floss using clothespins. When I saw this I realized how ingenious it was. Clothespins are cheap and easy to come by and they store beautifully. So before the move I decided to convert all of my opened floss to clothespin storage.
The original Pinterest Pin stopped at winding the floss on the clothespins, but the worst part of having opened floss is that if you run out during a project and need more of a specific color you're pretty much up a creek without a paddle. So, I trimmed up the bands I had saved from freshly opened skeins, slid them, on the ends, and taped them down. Now I have ingenious storage and I know the color number if I need more of that color (or just love it, like the one to the right).
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