Needle storage

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Needle storage

by Doreen » Sat Jan 20, 2018 1:10 pm

Hi everyone, I have a large stock of cross stitch needles. There are in a bit of a mix up. Any new project I buy new needles. Needing to do a clear out and a bit of organisation

1. How does everyone store the needles in individual sizes.

2. With loose needles how can you determine the size.

Many thanks

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Re: Needle storage

by Mabel Figworthy » Sun Jan 21, 2018 8:12 am

I have a few wooden needle tubes, marked with the size, and also a needlebook where I try to keep to one size/type per felt "page", and a quickie needleroll where I've actually embroidered the sizes on the felt, then stick the right size close to the number.
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Re: Needle storage

by Podolyanka » Sun Jan 21, 2018 10:17 am

Mabel, thank you for the great idea of a felt "page" for quickies. It is so simple, but so great.
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Re: Needle storage

by Mabel Figworthy » Sun Jan 21, 2018 2:14 pm

it's really quick too, and takes next to no sewing - none, in fact, if you don't want the numbers embroidered on! Here are some pics to show how it works, it only takes two pieces of felt and a bit of ribbon, so you could make several (one for the living room, one for wherever else you stitch, one for your stitching-on-the-go bag, .....)

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Re: Needle storage

by Podolyanka » Sun Jan 21, 2018 2:25 pm

Thank you very much for sharing, Mabel.
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Re: Needle storage

by wendywombat » Sun Jan 21, 2018 5:08 pm

Hey! Thanks so simple.....but Brilliant :stars:
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Re: Needle storage

by Doreen » Sun Jan 21, 2018 5:09 pm

Thank you Mabel such a brilliant idea. Will try to make on.

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Re: Needle storage

by Mabel Figworthy » Sun Jan 21, 2018 9:32 pm

Not my idea, I'm afraid - I nicked it from a blog :-) (Mary Corbet's I think.) I loved how simple it was, and the felt just sticks to the felt so there's no sewing whatsoever.

Ah, found it - you can read Mary Corbet's explanation here.
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