Monday, December 20, 2010

Tatting Thread Inventory

Have I mentioned I love Lizbeth threads?  Well I do.  I don't have very many of them yet, but I want more and more.  I was looking at the ones I have the other day trying to decide which one I wanted to work with next and it struck me that it would be really nice to have some sort of list so I'd know which ones I have and which ones I don't...that way when I get more I won't accidentally get duplicates, or to know when I run out of a particular color, etc. Sooooo.....

Yesterday I spent some time making up a spreadsheet to inventory my tatting threads!  I have a page for DMC, a page for Lizbeth, a page for HDT (Hand Dyed Threads) and a page for Other.  On each page I have a place to check which size thread I have, the thread number, name, color and in the case of Lizbeth threads, which threads they coordinate with.

Once I got the spread sheet set up I inventoried my tatting threads and already the effort has proved beneficial.  I've been admiring a particular HDT in the maker's Etsy store and wanting to try it out.  Well, during my inventory I discovered that I already had that colorway from them!

LOL now let's hope I can keep it updated!

4 comments:

❦TattingChic said...

Sounds like a good idea! I have to keep a biobliography of my tatting library so I don't get duplicates of tatting books! Hey, it happens!

Lace-lovin' Librarian ~ Diane said...

That's a great idea! I'm almost afraid to see how much thread I really have. ; )

Bonnie said...

I agree with everyone else that is a great idea! Wish I'd have stated it years ago before my stash got out of hand.

Mary Robinson - Peachtree Cottage said...

Hmmm, maybe I'll have to add tatting books to my inventory. I really thought it would take alot more time that it actually did and I'm so glad I did this.

I remember doing this years ago with my embroidery threads as well. I had a very large stash of them but since I did the inventory of those I've had it easy finding just the ones I needed, or knowing which ones I had to go get.