I have a huge and growing collection which I need to access easily. I'm thinking along the lines of plastic containers which hold about 50 skeins each (any more and I get confused!!)
For those who don't know what they are/look like, they are about 16cm long and approx 1cm wide. Atm I keep them in a compartmentalised wooden box but have run out of space and am now rummaging through plastic bags for the ones I want!
Hi Miaou, You can buy A4 walletts which are made especially for the job. Each wallet holds about 10 skeins and then you can keep them in a ring binder. Most crafty shops sell them not sure about price though, I've had mine for years. Hope this helps.
Have you looked at tool organisers, i just bought a plastic thing in asda for £1.97 which wouldn't be big enough but my mum used to use something similar for threads. well, i think i know what i mean. clear plastic flatish box with compartments.
Thanks for the suggestions, folks. Unfortunately, because I am designing and manufacturing kits, I go through threads at a rate and quite often buy 10 of a colour at a time, so I'm thinking more along the lines of boxes that I can chuck them into, but keep them in some sort of number or colour sequence so I can find them easily. I would reckon that at the moment I have in excess of 400 skeins in 200 colours!
Eowyn, organiser boxes would be good but I've not found any with big enough compartments.
I will have a revisit to the library thread - I went to have a look at the yahoo stuff the other day but dh has set up internet filtering and it won't let me on ! I keep meaning to ask him to lift it for me but keep forgetting! I'm still dead keen on the idea.