Posts Tagged ‘thread’

Gorgeous Product Packaging for Thread Enthusiasts

I have an admission to make. I’m addicted to packaging design. It’s true. It’s a great tragedy in life when you love physical packaging and sell only digital product. Le Sigh.

I also think that a good deal of many craft supplies do not suffer from an overindulgence of package design, which is a darn shame. When you go to the craft store, the assumption seems to be you’re either 6 and there to pick up supplies for your macaroni plate or you’re 90 and love doilies.  Therefore I simply must celebrate anyone who takes the time to package beautiful skeins of thread into something that looks as delicious as these. Yum!

These delectable little boxes come from Adorn by Orna, and you can pick one up yourself from her Etsy store. What a fabulous gift these would make for a design happy embroiderer!

via craft gossip

Tutorial – Thread Mini Sampler

I just love how simple and cute this Thread Mini Sampler idea is from &Stitches. It’s one simple stitch using different weights of thread and it’s totally adorable. What a great way to practice your stitches, and a really fantastic way for beginners to jump into hand embroidery and get a great final piece out of it.

Get the tutorial over on &Stitches blog!

DIY Variegated Thread

In a flash of brilliance, Allison from Dream {a Little} Bigger has figured out how to make her own variegated thread since she was fed up with the cheap stuff she tried to buy. The results are fabulous, and you can make any kind you like.

Get the tutorial here!

DIY Thread House Numbers

Here’s a cool tutorial idea that you can make with stuff you probably already have around the house, especially thread (wink wink).

Some nails and thread create this cool 3D effect. How neat would this look with variegated colors? Get the full tutorial over on our humble a{bowe}d.

DIY Thread Wrapped Jewelry

Loving this easy and cute tutorial over on Studs and Pearls for making this Anthropology inspired thread wrapped necklace. Got some extra embroidery floss lying around? It looks like it would be a snap!

Ohh, how pretty would this be in variegated thread?

Go dig through your stash of floss and then get the tutorial here.

via pinterest

Waste Not

What do you do with your empty spools?

What do you do with your empty thread spools?

Flickr user Zombina Facepalm dyes wool roving lovely colors and felts them. What a gorgeous idea. We’ve seen the idea of reusing spools before before and I think upcycling them into something beautiful is a great way for them to find new life. Imagine a whole wall of these!

Tutorial – Floss Wrapped Wreath

Beautiful and subtle rainbow floss wreath idea from Duo Fiberworks. Love the combination of the natural with the vibrant colors! Get the tute.

via Poppytalk.