Tuesday, October 6, 2009

Yarn storage solution.

How do you store your wool?

A fabric stash is easily displayed in neatly folded squares, one on top of the other, in colour or weight order or just randomly in piles.

A wool stash is much more difficult.

It needs to be contained inside something like a box or bag but still easily accessible for times when you need inspiration, or at the start of a new project when you need to pull it all out to see what's there.

At the moment I have several bags and baskets filled with different types of yarns. These bags are all in a pile on the floor under and around my sewing table. It is not ideal for me or anyone else needing to enter or exit the office/sewing room.

Last week we bought this lovely side table home. It lives in our kitchen/dining area which is where we spend most of our time. It brightens the place up and adds some storage solutions to a house with too much stuff.

This morning when Bren took Jazzy to school it occurred to me that the cottons would look lovely and fit nicely into one of the three drawers.

I was right.

The side table has three drawers and three double cupboards. In a family of five how many of its storage solutions can I claim for myself?

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  1. The side table looks great!!! Perfect for storing that ever growing yarn stash..

    Jodie xx

  2. Before I read your last comment, I was quietly wondering how much of your house is filled with hidden stashes.
    Andi x

  3. What a delightful little cabinet....love the rustic charm...and the wool fits beautifully...handy too:)

  4. Nice sideboard, love the blue colour. If it was at our house the top would quickly become a dumping ground for paper(s), school made items,texta's without lids, half eaten pieces of toast and random misc.bits. Actually, that sounds like my whole house! I think you should claim all the drawers and perhaps the cupboards too! xo

  5. It's only fair that the family get one cupboard to SHARE! Being creative takes a lot of stuff and a heap of space! Great cupboard BTW

  6. I think I'd be leaving the drawer open so I could see the rainbow of gorgeous colours all of the time - great idea. Peta

  7. Now that is a beautiful piece of furniture!!!! and what a great idea..

    My Yarn is sometimes everywhere but I try to contain it to baskets and boxes in my oversized closet/craft room...:P

  8. That is a very cool side board. Funky indeed. The yarn looks great in there... really I dont think the family need it at all. Go on make it YOURS. ;)

  9. Fantastic buy! Love the colour too.
    I brought the uncommon crochet after I saw your basket, great idea!

  10. that is absolutely gorgeous!
    yeah, i agree, family doesn't need it at all...say you need it for business purposes :)

  11. Now that is a STASH Kate! LOL and what a gorgeous sideboard!

  12. Great sideboard! I think you'd be very restrained if you only claimed the drawer and one cupboard. I'm sure you could mount a case for the whole thing though!

  13. That side board is FANTASTIC!!! Lucky find I say. My wool is stored in a old cane basket with a vintage tea towel over the top to prevent the dust. I am unsure if this is proper but it fits perfectly on top of the book case!

  14. Your side board is beautiful and I can't tell you how much I'd love to have a draw full of lovely cottons too. You can claim as much of it as you like. First in best dressed is my philosophy.

  15. wow I LOVE LOVE LOVE the sideboard and what a fabulous place for your storage the yarn looks delicious!!!

  16. What a great sideboard..... I say grab all the woolly storage you can before it gets filled with toys, crayons and tools!

  17. that is a gorgeous sideboard, I really love the blues and drawers full of fiber.

  18. Love the sideboard! Can't wait to see it in the flesh/wood. xx

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