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How do you organize your flosses when working on a project or projects? Are they tossed around haphazardly? What if there was a system that held almost any number of flosses and kept them organized? And what if that system also rolled up for easy portability and use anywhere? Sounds magical and unattainable, right? Not at all. Enter The Floss Inn, which is an ingenious creation handmade in New Mexico.
The Floss Inn is “a product for organizing your needlework projects in a way that makes threads very accessible without the worry of a threaded mess,” per their website. Their creator (and fellow stitcher), Julie, said that her own stitching “mess” was her inspiration for a system that would make things so much less tangling and frustrating. The Floss Inn is an organizer complete with both fabric and plastic pockets. Each plastic pocket features a reinforced hole and a wooden bobbin. Floss or thread is wound around the bobbin and then placed into the pocket. You then thread the floss through the reinforced hole using a large-eye needle. Floss can then be easily pulled and cut directly from The Floss Inn. The fabric pocket above each plastic pocket holds additional
Picture This Plus 2018 New Releases: Bramble, Feldspar, Rubious, Hermosa
One aspect of cross stitch where stitchers can never have too many choices or options is fabrics. From every hue in the rainbow to a myriad of counts and textures, it seems there is never a shortage of possibilities for designs. Nevertheless, the industry’s leaders still find ways to introduce new and exciting colors to tempt and dazzle stitchers.
This March, the dyeing-extraordinaire company, Picture This Plus, released four new colors of their luscious hand-dyed fabrics, further expanding their seemingly endless rainbow of hundreds of fabric choices. For a more muted or traditional look with a bit of jazz, try their new Bramble, which is described as a light-toasted marshmallow color, or Feldspar, a silver-gray blend. For rich, vibrant jewel tones, their tomato-red Rubious and blue denimesque Hermosa will have projects demanding attention. All four colors are available in standard or in “Crystal,” which is fabric that has an opalescent thread woven into it. Each color is also available in a multitude of counts and styles, including Aida and linen. For more information or to order, contact your local needlework shop or visit www.picturethisplus.com. strands not currently in use. No more tangles and no more scrounging to find the right floss! The Floss Inn is available in several options, ranging from 10-pocket to 100-pocket Inns. Color and fabric choices are vast, making it a cinch to find a style you can’t live without. The prices range from $39 to $289 based on size and customization. For more information, including a video on how to use, or to order, visit www. theflossinn.com.