I have undertaken a huge project to make a set of tassel stitch markers from every color of thread I own. Forty-some colors, 6 tassels each. What possessed me to think this a good idea?
Well, it started when I realized that I could showcase my custom (made-to-order) tassels much better if I had a sample of each color in a tassel. So I would need a tassel of each color. Then I thought, well, stitch markers sell pretty well to the knitters I know, I bet they would sell even better if they could choose from every color I have. It seemed such a good idea at the time. :) And it’s still a good idea, it’s just taking a lot longer than I thought it would.
It’s been a couple months now, and this is as far as I’ve gotten:
I’ve cut about half the colors I need, into the lengths for 6 one-inch tassels, with top wraps, and put them in labeled bags. Not all the colors are in the pictures — it turns out I was running low on some colors of threads and need to order more to have enough to make a full set of stitch markers. So the photo shows only the colors that are complete and ready to go.
I hope to have this project done in the fall sometime, when I will have tons of stitch markers in my store and improved custom tassel listings, too.
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