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Post by WeirdCat on Wed 27 Jan 2010 - 19:41

I bought this ribbon holder from Crafts U Love, it is plastic and has 200 holes, you basically slip an end of ribbon through then pull out as much or as little as you need. No way did I think my ribbons would all fit but surprisingly they did. However it took me three days to complete as threading the ribbons through made my arms ache quite badly and having done a third of them I nearly gave up. However I'm glad I persevered, I am finally happy with my ribbon storage. And whilst technically it isn't my work it darn well felt like it by the end, making the plastic holder would have been the easy bit!

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Post by Di Masters on Wed 27 Jan 2010 - 20:06

Good way of storing them, easily see what you have.

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Post by karinlouise on Wed 27 Jan 2010 - 20:13

OMG, thats amazing. I do love my ribbons and can only guess at the hard work sorting them. I've had a job just getting them in the plastic drawer.

Did you have to take them off spools and reels or are they inside the case?

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Post by kimb on Wed 27 Jan 2010 - 21:19

ive done a similar thing with gravy granule tubs ..dare not take it to crops though .
well to be honest i was so ashamed of them i chucked em out last sort out .
this is much prettier

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Post by WeirdCat on Wed 27 Jan 2010 - 21:26

I took them off their spools, well those that were on spools

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Post by Guest on Wed 27 Jan 2010 - 21:35

Wow that's a lotta lotta ribbons. Great display.

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Post by kimb on Wed 27 Jan 2010 - 21:37

i like how you have managed to group them in colours ruth,id have just chucked them in and it would have looked a mess

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Post by karinlouise on Wed 27 Jan 2010 - 22:18

kimb wrote:ive done a similar thing with gravy granule tubs ..dare not take it to crops though .
well to be honest i was so ashamed of them i chucked em out last sort out .
this is much prettier

Why, I think thats a great idea, never thought of that, I guess its having somewhere to store them all though, did you put holes in the top to feed them through. I did think of a dowel at one point but thats only good for those with reels. I did end up winding a lot of them on to cross stitch flat bobbin thingys

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Post by Lorraine on Wed 27 Jan 2010 - 23:00

I WANT one...I NEED one.

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Post by Maria on Thu 28 Jan 2010 - 8:37

this looks a great idea and I bet you will use them more now you can see what you've got.

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Post by kimb on Thu 28 Jan 2010 - 11:04

karinlouise wrote:
kimb wrote:ive done a similar thing with gravy granule tubs ..dare not take it to crops though .
well to be honest i was so ashamed of them i chucked em out last sort out .
this is much prettier

Why, I think thats a great idea, never thought of that, I guess its having somewhere to store them all though, did you put holes in the top to feed them through. I did think of a dowel at one point but thats only good for those with reels. I did end up winding a lot of them on to cross stitch flat bobbin thingys

no i just stabbed holes in the card sides and threaded it through

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Post by supergran on Thu 28 Jan 2010 - 11:23

Don't they get tangled inside if they are not on anything, I like the idea of the gravy tubs might think on that.

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Post by WeirdCat on Thu 28 Jan 2010 - 12:26

Haven't dared open it to find out but have used a few ribbons and they pulled out k

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Post by kimb on Thu 28 Jan 2010 - 16:25

mine never got tangled billie i suppose they would tend to ravel a bit if you pulled them out often and mucked them up but they stay as you have placed them and you unpull through holes gently . i tried to place my ribbons close to the holes they were poked through .

i wish id kept my gravy pots now . i covered them in pretty papers before i did it , now they are just all thrown in a big box

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Post by Maria on Thu 28 Jan 2010 - 16:41

do you have any pictures Kim, I fancy making one of those too. Did you kind of strap the pots together or have one for each colour or what? if one for each colour what happened to if it was striped or something?

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Post by Lorraine on Thu 28 Jan 2010 - 18:55

Try a biscuit tin/quality street tin, Maria. These were all the rage not long ago. You might have to smooth the holes you drill a bit, but not too big a job. You can get shed loads in one of those too.

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Post by thriftycrafter on Thu 28 Jan 2010 - 20:05

Reminds me of one of the first swaps I did on here, a smartie tube swap, with ribbons in. I still have mine and take it to all my crops I think it was Lorraine who made it. It's still in great condition despite the lugging about.

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Post by Lorraine on Thu 28 Jan 2010 - 21:29

Jeez. Is that a clay one, Karelyn? Red and gold done in March 2006 or a green one done in Feb' 2008. I can't believe we've known each other since 2006.

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Post by kimb on Thu 28 Jan 2010 - 21:32

maria i dont have any pics , but to keep them in any order i think i had 3 or 4 of them with girly ribbons in one , darker colours in another , christmassy one , i think if they were striped id put them in the pot with colours id use them with ,ie the main cvolour .
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Post by karinlouise on Thu 28 Jan 2010 - 22:35

thriftycrafter wrote:Reminds me of one of the first swaps I did on here, a smartie tube swap, with ribbons in. I still have mine and take it to all my crops I think it was Lorraine who made it. It's still in great condition despite the lugging about.


SNAP !!! I still have mine too, I think mine was from first one, it was carole that did mine and she covered it in pinks and white tissue paper, sealed it with something that is very strong. I use mine to store 20p pieces and then when its full its about 13 and I can bank it. Mr Green


Never thought of the side Kim, pringles tub would work to I guess though getting fingers in to thread it out would be a job . I did have a quality street tin for all my oddments but now I use an old bottle steriliser as its really tall and i can just throw the bits in. Usually skiens of ribbons that have been started and will no way roll back up

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Post by karinlouise on Thu 28 Jan 2010 - 22:37

Forgot to say I know I joined the Forum July 2005 because it was Dec 2004 that I discovered Canny Crafts. We had the first retreat in Jan 2006 didn't we, so had only been on forum for 6 months then. Nearly 5 years for me being on here. Less the two sets of 6 weeks last year. Mr Green

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