A few months ago, I introduced you to the newest product from the Hummingbird Highway - Your Nest® Thread Nest Floss Bobbins! They are a handy tool to organize your stitchery fibers - floss, and perle cottons, for example.
I created the bobbins to replace an item that was discontinued, because I wanted to include a pack of floss bobbins in the Stitchery Crossover Mia Rosa kits.
Stitchery Crossover is a new technique and online course I developed to combine quilting and counted stitchery, like cross stitch or blackwork in a new way.
At it turned out, I improved upon the original concept (in my humble opinion), creating a wagon-wheel style bobbin in the shape of a nest - it is the Hummingbird Highway, after all and all things bird are the norm around here!
The bobbins are stackable and storable, and easy to use. What makes them unique is that there are 7 different slots cut into each thick, durable cardboard bobbin to secure thread-ends, keeping tangling to a minimum.
As you can see below, I'm converting all my stitching fibers to Your Nest bobbins. My current on-again, off again stitchy project requires quite a collection of DMC floss colors. You can see how nicely they 'nest' together so they can be stored in number sequence in a soft pencil case on the left. On the right is my Christmas-themed project using the organized colors. Thank goodness Christmas is still a few months off--or a few years, depending on which Christmas we're talking about for this finish! (The Merry Christmas chart is from the Cross-Eyed Cricket.)
The bobbins are nicely suited for 8+ yards of floss like DMC, but as you can see below, my favorite 12-weight hand-dyed perle cotton threads from ArtFabric fit on a Your Nest Floss Bobbin, too. Each ArtFabrik skein has a whopping 130 yards! I do have to wind carefully, especially toward the end of the skein, to get it all on the bobbin, but it can be done! . . . And stacked neatly in their own special box of treasures, so they're ready for my next project.
If I need some thread or floss, I like having it stored on a bobbin so I can cut whatever length I want. It's especially nice to be able to secure the thread ends on the bobbin so I'm not searching for it next time I sit down to stitch.
So, here's the deal . . . since I introduced these in January, I've had a 'introductory' special on them. . . . Buy 6 packages of 12 bobbins and get the 7th package free! (You don't have to add any coupon codes, or do anything special in the online cart).
If you buy 6-11 packs, you get one free; if you buy 12-17, two free. 18-23, three freebies. Et cetera.
That introductory offer is now coming to a close on Monday, May 24, 2021. You'll still be able to get the bobbins here (or ask for them at your favorite stitchery store), but the free pack offer goes away starting Tuesday, May 25.
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