Increase Your Efficiency When Hand Embroidering by Using Bobbins
If you are new to hand embroidery, you may feel just a little overwhelmed by the sheer amounts of embroidery floss a project can require. Furthermore, there is nothing more frustrating than when your floss gets tangled and knotted. To make completing your projects easier and save you time and stress, many companies have developed thread organizers to help keep your projects organized and make them easier to complete. Whether you have only a few types of floss to organize or hundreds, you can often find a storage solution that will fit your needs.What kinds of materials are hand embroidery bobbins made of?
Depending on who you purchase your bobbin from, they can be made of a variety of different materials. While some are handmade and unique, others are factory manufactured and relatively simple. However, Common materials used to make these bobbins include:
- Plastic tabs or cards
Bobbin rings are an additional way to help organize your embroidery floss. Once you have wound the floss onto the bobbin itself, many plastic bobbins include a small hole at the bottom, which can then be put on a bobbin ring. Bobbin rings are often very similar to binder rings in style and are often used by crafters who are looking for a way to easily keep together bobbins of floss for specific projects without losing them or going through the trouble of color-coding their materials. Essentially, they allow you to keep your colored floss bobbins all in one place.How do you use a thread organizer such as bobbin cards?
Using a bobbin card is relatively easy and does not require much prior knowledge. While there are instructional videos online if you are uncertain of how to do it, you begin by taking the loose end of your embroidery floss and winding it around the bobbin card. From there, you continue to wind it until you are towards the end of the floss. Then, you simply wind the last portion of your floss around the two indented sections at the top of your bobbin, holding the floss in place for when you next need it. When you are ready to use your floss, simply remove the thread from the indentations and allow the thread to unwind as needed.