25 May 2014

order out of chaos

I'm a great fan of Professor Brian Cox .......well who isn't really! and I watch all his TV programmes. In the Wonders of the Universe, he talks about a phenomenon called entropy, a law of physics that tells us any system tends towards disorder. That's certainly true about my large stash of craft materials. But I have I have disproved this law. Here is my messy tangled collection of embroidery floss in their old biscuit tin........

However I untangled them and wound them onto separate cards......

and put them in their new box, all colour co-ordinated. Just waiting for a new sewing project. Problem is how long will they stay in this orderly neat fashion, as I am such a messy worker.

Till next time, Ali.


  1. They look fabulous. You've certainly disproved that theory.

  2. *swoon* Chrissie x ;-)

  3. I could do with taking a leaf out of your book! x

  4. Wow! Fabulous rainbow of silkiness....and possibilities!
    We're all big Prof Brain Cox fans too!
    Ali x

  5. I don't think my comment went through, if this is a duplicate, sorry.
    I love all the bright jewel colours of the silks, very touchy feely . brian cox
    is great, what's not to like?

  6. That looks such a good idea! I have many tangled skeins of embroidery thread, I must aim to do this! They all looks so pretty, and it must make sewing a lot easier!

  7. Well done, your threads all look beautifully organised now! Every now and then I sort mine out too....at the moment I have a tin full of tangles waited to be wound onto bobbins!
    Happy weekend!
    Helen xox

  8. Anonymous24/7/14 09:52

    Tip: When you split your threads, wind the remainer of the thread in the opposite direction on your spool...then It's ready for use later and no tangles and no waste.


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