Aurifil Challenge - Storage and organisation
The Challenge for January - Aurifil Organisation
Apart from the quality and colour ranges of Aurifil I also just love how pretty it is to look at. Adding some rainbow to my sewing room makes me very happy. So how do I store my Aurifil? I used to keep it on the windowsill close to my sewing machine, however, worried about too much sun it now has its own shelf and what a pretty shelf it is.
50wt and 40wt - large spools
Most of my collections is made up of large 50wt spools as it was the first thread I started using. Later on I added a little 40wt and some variegated thread too. I keep the large spools on my handy wooden thread rack and of course organise in colour order. I started with the seven colours of the rainbow and some neutrals and then over time I have added the in-between colours. As you can see there are some I use a lot more of (aqua) and some new additions still in their little wraps. Honestly ordering new Aurifil always feels like ordering a little package of sweets.
28wt and 80wt - small spools
I started using 80wt a couple of years ago after I got some really good advice about using it for English Paper Piecing (EPP). I have a small collection, mainly rainbow colours and some good neutrals. 28wt has been an amazing addition to my collection and is fast becoming one of my favourites. I keep my 28wt and 80wt in some bargain plastic and bamboo boxes I found at Tiger. They are conveniently just the right size and I still get to see the prettiness of my thread.
12wt - small spools
I'm a very late comer to the 12wt thread and only tried it for the first time during the recent Aurifil challenge. After the challenge I decided to treat myself to a few more, so now I keep these in a glass jar that fits sweetly on to my shelf.