Here is my beautiful Aurifil thread display! My hubby gave me the June Tailor stand for Christmas (with a little help from me!) and it holds 60 spools. Of course, I would love to have one of the gorgeous Italian store displays Aurifil sells to dealers and retailers but they are out of my budget at the moment. I think this currently more affordable version (mine cost $25 plus the thread which I already owned) looks lovely so far and will be an amazing addition to my workshop counter.
I really love the Aurifil sets I've purchased and the clear plastic boxes they come in are amazing to store and transport the 12 spools in each set. However, as organized as they are I kept them in another tote in the cupboard. It wasn't the most convenient way to access my thread and see what I have (or need to order!). These Aurifil threads are so beautiful and are a decorative item unto themselves. Keeping them on my counter is not only inspiring but very practical as well. Now I can easily see which spools I have in stock and select the best shade for my project.
I keep my 'open' spools and duplicates in my Snapware containers in small zipper bags paired with their matching bobbins. I have printed off the list of included colours for each collection (now that they are all co-mingling) so that I know which aqua Camille Roskelley likes best or which hunter green is part of the Christmas set. My nephew's girlfriend just happened to be here over the holidays and she co-incidentally is an art teacher! I put her to work arranging the spools in colour families and I think she did a beautiful job! It took her some time to carefully place each spool in its best location and she left a few gaps to make it look right. I guess, poor me, I have some shopping to do to complete the look!!!!! Thank you, Taylor! <3
Fortunately, I own the Aurifil colour chart and that should make it pretty easy to choose some new spools to fill the empty pegs in the display. It is definitely an investment to have 60 new Mako 50-weight cotton spools at the ready but as it's my thread of choice and such an important part of any sewing project, it is 100% worth my money. I love it!