I was blown away by this stunning assortment of stored floss in a post from Wild Olive earlier this week –it’s just so beautiful!
Mollie stores her floss in skeins and organizes the by color in flat boxes that match the basic colors of the flosses in each box. That alone makes the organization lovely, but she went one step further. she used the DMC color card, which is organized by color, to divide the flosses.
You might be wondering if you can use this idea if you aren’t storing floss. Yes you can. You’ll still need the colored boxes and the DMC chart, plus a way to make an index.
Number the boxes with a Sharpie according to the columns of the DMC chart.
Pull out all the threads you want to organize.
For each thread, find its closest match on the color card. Put the thread in that box.
Make a chart with three columns. For each skein record the color number, the box color, and the box number.
When you’re done, order this by thread number and store it on your computer.
How to use the boxes
When you need a specific thread number, consult your index, organized by number, to find which box your color is in.
When you are looking for a color to match, just pull out the correctly colored box to narrow down your thread choices.
I’m wishing I had open shelves and plenty of money to do this!