I love this idea for making a cross-stitch/embroidery travel kit from Akamatra. She was traveling and wanted to be able to take her threads with her without having to carry full skeins.
It’s a really simple process to wind some thread off onto a piece of paperboard. You could probably also use index cards trimmed down; check the tutorial for the full details of what she did and how.
I think this would be a great idea for a holiday gift, too, if you wanted to give someone a cross stitch project and share enough supplies to get them started but maybe not whole skeins of thread if you aren’t sure they’re going to keep stitching (or if you’re gifting out of your stash and don’t have whole skeins to spare).
How do you travel with stitching? I’d love to hear your thoughts.
[Photo via Akamatra.]