Floss-tags for your favorite threads
Part of the pleasure of cross stitching is collecting one's favorite floss colors, expecially multicolor and overdyed threads that are such fun!
These threads deserve special attention: why not create some floss tags to better identify them. And they're so pretty too!Patterns for floss tags:
Designer Marie-Anne Réthoret-Mélin
offers several patterns in her new "Colors I love"
Alternatively you can select any square or rectangular part of any pattern. Ideal size is 25 x 25 or 25 x 35 stitches wide/high.
- Keep a little free space for adding the color number
- Don't forget to stitch both sides of the tag so it's alway's pretty.
Floss tags make great gifts
for stitcher friends. Send them a skein of floss in you favorite color and add a tag. Of course don't forget to personalize it with a short message!Making floss tags:
- carboard and fabri
(grommet) and eyelet kit (comes in plier shape of as a kit you use with a hammer)
that opens to hand the thread or the floss card.
- floss card
(optional: you can also slip your whole skein onto the ring)
- Make sure the ring fits into the hole of the eyelet
- Look for pretty eyelet shapes available in scrapbook supplies such as the flower and heart shapes used by Marie-Anne Réthoret-Mélin.
You can give your floss tag a flat shape
by inserting a piece of cardboard inside. We suggest you wrap some fine fabric around the cardboard first to give your tag some thickness
Or you can give you tag a softer, puffier feel (cushion shape
) by inserting some thin padding.Backstitch the outline
of the tag and use the whipstitching method
(similar to biscornus
) when mounting.
Pierce a hole though the finished tag with the tip of your scissors before securing the rivet.
Floss-tags pictured above are from Marie-Anne Réthoret-Mélin's
"Colors I love" patterns
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