Monday 27 December 2021

Following the trend

I'm really enjoying this new cross stitch project -  Honey Hill Hamlet by Artful Offerings.  I love the colours - all DMC threads.

I noticed recently that there has been a trend with cross stitchers of keeping their thread on "drops" - pretty cards with holes punched in them one for hanging on a ring and the other to attach the thread.  I usually put my thread on common old bobbins!  

When I started my new cross stitch - I decided I would try this new (to me) way of storing threads.  Being a thrifty Scot, I certainly wasn't going to spend money on something that I didn't know if I would even like, so I hunted around the house to see if I had anything that could be used for this purpose and came across this deck of cards.  They were from the National Gallery and are absolutely beautiful, even the paper they are printed on is lovely and glossy. 

I chose eight lovely cards and punched holes in them to attached my thread.  I'm very pleased with the result, although I'm not sure if I like this method for storing my thread.  I don't think I'll do it for future projects, I'll keep bobbinating!  But for this project I'll stick with these pretty cards.

I'm amazed at how quickly trends take hold in something as simple as cross stitch - probably due to FlossTube "influencers" on YouTube.  So even this old stitcher can be influenced, but it didn't cost me anything and I'm more than happy to go back to my bobbins!

Love, Liz


Polyester Princess said...

I applaud you for making your own "drops", Liz, but I do understand you'll resume bobbinating for your next project!
I had no idea there were trends like these in the world of cross stitch! xxx

Donna G. said...

I have also made a few floss drops which I gave away to stitchy friends for Christmas. I used pretty scrapbook glued to a heavier cardstock. I really like your use of those pretty playing cards!