For those readers who are not cross stitchers (horrors) – “floss” refers to embroidery thread. It comes from a number of different manufacturers and in a gazillion colors. Each color is assigned a number by that manufacturer (no, the numbers don’t cross lines – that would be too easy)… For instance, black is: 403 in Anchor, it’s 310 in DMC, 45043 in Sullivan, J.P. Coats is 8403…. etc.
We sell Anchor at the shop where I work, so I’ve converted..
So, as you stitch, you begin to accumulate floss – if you’ve stitched a long time, you’ve got a lot of floss. Is it just dumped in a box, or….
Well, mine ‘was’ organized (the key word here is “was”) – but as I’d added colors (each new item you stitch is bound to call for colors you don’t have) 🙁 and haven’t kept up the app, nor the actual floss. It was driving me crazy – so today was the day to re-organize and get it caught up.
There’s a phone app (probably many) that keeps up with them great – IF you enter the info. I’d been using it for awhile, but had gotten lazy and not kept up. Cross Stitch Thread Organizer – it’s great – IF you use it. Keep it up and when you’re out shopping you’ll know whether you need a specific color or not.
So, reasonably caught up – and pleased that my floss is no longer a mess. It’s neatly filed away both physically and in the app.