Sunday, September 23, 2012

Yarn Storage


This is the way my blog-friend Marianne stores her yarn.
I covet these stackable baskets, but have been unable to find any as wide and deep as these.


 Yes, I already have a big shelf system for my yarn, but somehow I have collected more than it can hold.


I have been storing the overflow in big Gladbags, in the closet, where they don't get seen very often and I find myself ordering more of what I already have. This has to end. I need to be able to see and fondle the stuff in those bags, and break the cycle of collecting just because it's on sale.


I found these stackable baskets at Wal-Mart and bought all that they had. The whole tower only cost $32. I think that is a good deal. I got almost all of my bagged surplus wool into this setup. Turns out I have a lot of ready to dye white merino. O boy! Speaking of dyeing wool...
Here is some excruciatingly bright Madeline Tosh Pashmina which I will be overdyeing a more acceptable color today.



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7 comments:

  1. Collecting as opposed to buying what one actually needs...how is this done? LOL

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  2. Cleaning is in the air! I also re-arranged my atelier this weekend. By the way I love the colour of the pashmina.

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  3. Ah storage units! I always have my eye out for the next best storage method. Can not have enough shelves, boxes, or bags.

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  4. Now that mine are all full I've stopped buy yarn...mostly that is. I got those bins at Home Depot.

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  5. Oh I covet that color of yellow! The yarns in my weaving room are getting a new home in a Home Depot wooden closet storage unit. Can't wait to get it all done and organized.

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  6. I do like things stored away but I too was not able to see what I have in fabric. I took it all out of the containers and folded it on shelves. Much better.
    Yours were a very good deal! Now you'll be doing some knitting, I'll bet.

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  7. Anonymous7:01 AM

    Well, The Yaffi bins were a bust...literally! Onward to the plastic bins. I hope they stack better than what I have. I have over 600 skeins of yarn (most given to me) and totes just aren't getting it either. Like you, I have to see what I have. I have an "Out of sight, Out of mind" thing happening. Wish me luck!

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