Two photos today of the inside and outside sides. Once I got the canvas cut and folded it was simple to stitch the corners with Long-arm Cross stitch and then around the base. I snipped the inner corners (almost to the corner) as I felt it was a bit lumpy set to one side.
I now have to fill it firmly and add the felt base.
Some time back I read a tip online for keeping long threads that were too many for a bobbin.
I thought someone may be interested to see photos of how this works. Plaited threads.
Tie the threads (mixed or single colour threads) at the halfway point. The threads lying across the top are my short ones which will hang outside the plait.
Divide the threads into 3 sections, you don’t have to have an exact division.
Plait threads. I had about 3″ not plaited but you can go as far as you wish.
Hang from the cord and when you need any thread, just gently pull it from the bottom. It may bunch slightly while pulling but won’t tangle and the plait can be smoothed back as it was. It’s never failed me.
It is ideal for kits of cut threads but I keep any oddments this way too.