I’ve run across some interesting ways to store yarn and some appealing ways to corral those skeins and balls while we’re using them. If you’ve got ideas other than these, please and kindly with sugar on top, share with us!
I’ve seen something similar in person. I’m enthralled. I have two friends who do ceramics. I’m going to show them a picture and see what they can come up with for me. Having the ball of thread in a weighted container is very handy!
I have several of these hanging from the rafters in my basement. There are double sided ones, clear ones, canvas ones, etc. Mine have all come from thrift stores. They hold a lot of yarn and can also hold other crochet and crafty items. You can also hang a bunch of them in a fairly small space. They hang nicely from those plastic tube hangers or even wire hangers – usually doubled up to support the extra weight.
These make fantastic holders for scads of yarn (especially in the days before Space Bags) and finished objects. I have a ‘stash’ of finished baby things (in anticipation that SOME DAY my kids might present me with grandchildren) and these keep them stored nicely – no bugs, no mildew, no odors, and clear visibility. Best yet is that all my friends know I use them, so I get lots of free ones.
Then, there are the ‘actual’ Space Bags which my husband has decided are the perfect way for me to corral my yarn stash and, thus, the perfect gift for me for most occasions. Okay. I give up! I have lots of yarn stored in them and I’m loathe to open one of those bags and have to drag out the vacuum to reseal. He’ll do it if I ask him nicely. There are several advantages to the Space Bags (other than the ones they’ll happily tell you about in the Infomercials). Since they’re clear, it’s easy to be fairly well organized in identifying what’s in your stash. With 20% off coupons from Bed, Bath, & Beyond, they aren’t too expensive. Everyone has something to give you for your birthday. They really do hold A LOT of yarn – in fact, I am unable to lift the largest one that is stuffed with at least 50 skeins of wool yarn!
Other than the ubiquitous tote bags and laundry baskets overflowing with yarn stuffed into every corner of my life, I can’t come up with much else right now. I’m a piler – not a filer. It’s that ADD again. If I can’t see it, I don’t know I own it!
So, what are your storage ideas? Send us a link so we can see. I need help!