Welcome to Week #31 of my 52 Paper Crafting Organization Tips and StampinBuds Studio tour. Did you miss last week’s topic? I talked about my Power Tower, so be sure to check that out.
This week we are talking about sewing…say whaaaat?
Week 31: DMC Cardstock Matches
When I’m making a Scrapbook Layout, one of my all-time favorite techniques is to hand-stitch on Cardstock with DMC Floss.
DMC Floss is a soft thread made from 100% long staple Egyptian cotton. When in a craft store you can easily find it near the needlepoint section.
As you can see in my photo, I don’t store my Floss very fancy. I simply place it in 4″ x 4″ zip-top bags with a 3″ x 3″ coordinating Cardstock Swatch inside. Easy peasy! I then contain all 40+ colors in a box I picked up a couple of years ago from Ikea. Any type of box would do, though. In fact, there is actually a box made specifically for DMC Floss! I just found that the way I’m currently storing it works best for me… Even if it does weigh on my OCD a little. 😉
When it comes to DMC Floss, oneFloss skein is made up of 6 individual strands of thread. When I’m hand-stitchings, I like to use 2 of the 6 strings at a time. I also like to use a small embroidery needle with a noticeable eye… size 24/26. This just seems to be the perfect fit for me, but I know others that like to use 3 strands. So, definitely play with both to see what you like.
Lastly, I’ve taken the guess work out of matching up DMC Floss with the most current CTMH Cardstock colors! I recently taught a Four Seasons Creative Master Class for Close To My Heart where I did LOTS of hand-stitching. Afterwards, I decided to head to the craft store with my CTMH Color Swatches in hand. I took my time matching swatches to Floss so that I could offer this FREE PDF Document to you… Simply click this link to Download & Print my CS/DMC File now.
Have fun with hand-stitching my friend!
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