I have been doing a
lot of cross-stitch recently and it got me doing some thinking about
why I use what I use. I am one of those people that really like
using the basic threads and on occasion I will use a specialty
Now the reason I
only occasionally use a specialty thread is I have a rather large
collection of specialty threads that I purchased for different
projects. I have found that quite often you purchase the specialty
thread for a project and one of two things happens; 1) you decide
that you don't want to do the project any longer or 2) you do the
project and only use the smallest amount of the specialty thread.
I was looking at
some of my stash recently and noticed that I do have a lot of the
second category where I did the project and now have a large
collection of partly used skeins. Now what do I do with all these
partly used skeins of floss. I know that I could try and find
another project that uses the same floss but that is very time
consuming and some I don't like. It would be nice to have a method
where people should exchange flosses for projects. I understand that
it is a challenge to always find someone that you know that needs the
floss that you have.
Of course with
exchanging floss it means that the manufacturer might not like it
because people might not seem to be busying as much. I think people
might do more projects with the specialty flosses because they would
be able to purchase some floss but know that they would be able to
share it with others as well.
Please help me and let
me know if you use specialty threads and what you do with the left
over part skeins of floss that you have.