After last week’s slight deviation, this week we’re back to looking at organising sewing supplies, namely ribbons and trims.
Ribbons/twill tapes were something I struggled with for a while – I have a lot from my scrapbooking days, as well as ones I’ve bought since, or even had tied round bundles. A couple of years ago my eye caught on some big embroidery hoops, and as I was also in the process of hunting down some shelves to go above my cutting table, when I saw this option in Ikea (I think it was actually aimed at kitchens), which happened to have a hanging rod with hooks built in, I knew it would be perfect.
All my shorter lengths of ribbon are looped round the embroidery hoops, neutrals on one and colours on the other:
And the spools and long lengths of ribbon that could be coiled up are on a piece of twine that’s got a loop at either end to go over the fixing bolts for the shelf:
Apparently I’m out of space on the twine now, so I’ll need to use what I have before buying more ;o)
Also hanging around on the rod are other embroidery hoops that I haven’t quite got round to using yet, and some heart decorations I received from a few different people. On the left hand end there’s also a collection of lanyards and on the right hand end there’s a couple of packs of hexies that I made up from mini charm packs and haven’t quite got round to using yet!
So how do you store your ribbons?
Nice. Sadly, I store might stuffed in a little box. A few are on spools but loose yardage is just piled on it…yikes.
Very organised, although I think I’m getting old because I can’t help but wonder about how you dust them… Hairdryer? Hoover? See? Old!
That’s cool … I suddenly want to go out and buy lots of ribbons!
Although my supplies are organized and my work room is fairly neat, it’s not nearly as interesting or attractive as yours. I pictured how my ribbons, tapes etc. would look if I tried this and then discarded the idea. Part of what makes yours so attractive is the many wonderful colors. My supplies don’t have that going for them. They’re mostly the color of oatmeal or fairly close to that.
nice idea, mine are all squished any old how in some old perfume gift boxes.
Oooh, *another* idea worth pinching! I just need more wall space!