Without fail I get things tangled… necklaces to thread… anything. I took a fabulous class from Rebecca Ringquest several weeks ago at Teahouse Studio and one of the students Penny Mast McCall had wrapped her embroidery thread around slides in a slide box. It was beautiful and inspiring. I brought my tangled up plastic Ziplock bag of embroidery thread and was inspired by her vision to do something different with my mess. I always enjoy artists that make their surroundings beautiful as well as their art.
My in-laws brought us some great findings from Oakland Museum’s White Elephant annual sale including this great metal box that I appropriated for my embroidery thread. I cut card stock, folded it in half to make it thicker and with scissors made little cuts in the card stock to secure each end of the thread as I wrapped it around. We’ll see how it works in real life. I’ve already dropped the whole thing and yes, the cards were strewn across the floor … hey, but at least they’re not tangled. 🙂