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[Nov. 7th, 2010|10:42 pm]
Verminius Rex
I'm in the basement sorting my fabric stash while watching The Haunting. I don't care how brave you are, when a movie like that is playing on a 6'x10' screen, you have to have at least one secondary light source on to keep that creeping feeling from going up your spine. It's also difficult to sort fabric without a light source, of course.

My personal fabric stash has been more neatly folded into 3 large bins, some of it has been put into the general population of household fabric, and some scrap has been tossed. If I need a 2' piece of burlap I'll run to Wal-Mart and get more, I don't think it has to stay in my stash. I let go of some beautiful striped fabric that will end up in a quilt, there isn't enough to do any sort of garment with 2 yards for an adult and the kids don't need more than one renfaire shirt.

All this sorting is clearing out much more of the craft room, or at least making it a neat pile rather than big mess. Tomorrow I'm hoping to hang the bobbin racks on the wall, and install the DVD shelves in the tv room. I think some shelves will be consolidated soon, and I can set up some permanent sewing space. I'll designate a shelf for patterns,maybe then I can find stuff when I look for it.

The only bad thing about being down here is that I can't smell the two loaves in the oven.

[User Picture]From: kukla_tko42
2010-11-08 06:54 pm (UTC)
Word of warning: Light can degrade thread, particularly sunlight. So if you're storing your thread or wound bobbins on the wall, make sure that they aren't in a shaft of sunlight. I actually recommend storing your thread in drawers or bins, away from light and protected from fluctuations in moisture.
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[User Picture]From: verminiusrex
2010-11-08 09:09 pm (UTC)
It's out of direct sunlight, the light in the basement is usually off when not in use, and the only window in the basement will soon have curtains (I was worried about this only because my costume closet is near the window although not facing it). But I agree, proper thread storage is important. When I worked at a screenprinting/embroidery place, the embroidery department hated old thread because it broke so often, slowing down production.
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