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There are many ways to store your embroidery floss, but here's my favorite. I have a lot of skeins that I use during workshops, so I need to unpack them and pack them in a way that keeps the colours together. If you knit you've probably already recognise the stitchholder i'm using. It was an epiphany when I finally realized I could use them to organize my embroidery floss. I can store 12 skeins on one pin and then stack all the skeins into a clear box where they sort of hold themselves up.
These are 13,5cm stitchholders from prym. You can find these and many others on Amazon (affiliate link)
For those unfamiliar with grading, it's when you take a flat pattern in a master size and use that to create bigger or smaller sizes. This is what you do after your pattern is finished, to create a set of patterns to reflect a size range.Continue reading
Book review: Draping - Art And Craftsmanship In Fashion Design by Annette Duburg & Rixt van der Tol
This book is the best book I've seen on the art of draping or as the french say, moulage.