Yarn storage. The age-old question for any crocheter or knitter. Do you display your yarn or hide it? Do you arrange it according to colour, weight or fibre? So many choices! A lot depends on the space available. In my case, I have a cupboard in the spare room with a canvas shoe organiser like this one, a couple of tote bags hanging from hangers in the same cupboard and the cardboard box that my Anchor crochet thread winnings arrived in. I thought I had a good enough system as everything is hidden away yet easily accessible.
John saw my Yarn Pinterest board with beautiful yarn storage ideas.
“Wow, that wall of yarn looks cool.”
“I know, right?! One day when we have a big house we could do the same.”
“Why wait? I want to get rid of those three Ikea prints in the spare room anyway. We can display your yarn on that wall.”
“Seriously? You wouldn’t mind?”
“No, I’d like it. And it would make you happy, so I’ll be happy.”
“That’s how I roll.”
Not only that, he was the one who found the perfect yarn storage solution: three wooden wall cubes at a discounted price with Wowcher. Like the man says: that’s how he rolls.
We both love this Wall Of Yarn Art – it changes all the time as I use yarn and buy more. Never a dull moment. Literally.
Of course I still have the shoe organiser and tote bags, but they now only hold acrylics and other odds and ends.
I’ve reserved my wall cubes for cotton only. Most of my cotton yarn is Rowan Handknit which comes in 50g balls and fit perfectly into the cubes. I just love the huge spectrum of colours. It truely is inspirational to see such a colourful selection right there on the wall. My creative juices flow as soon as I walk into the spare room.
Did you notice the empty space in the biggest cube? The one with the blues and greens? I certainly noticed and aim to rectify this soon. All in the name of
Nice piece of work said:
AWESOME!! and what a great hubby you have….does he have a brother?
You are one lucky person. Xxxx
i hide all myy yarns… but then again i tell a few as well….
Always the wise@ss 😉
What a great idea, and of course it serves a dual purpose too! 😀
Another home-run for John 🙂
😀 Mo x
You said it!
WoW that’s so cool! And for it to be his idea too! So great to have supportive hubbies when it comes to yarn! And now an excuse to buy some more – all in the name of Art of course 🙂
Just doing my bit to keep the economy ticking over Hahahaha
Slim kind 🙂
Kathleen Solomi said:
I want some too but more because I quilt . My fabric would look good in those boxes . I have a good yarn stock . I crochet blankets for the gr, gr, children
Fabric would look great in the cubes!
I love the very modern white on (is it) white (?) of the cubes and wall, tempered by the splashes of color, the softness of the yarn. Gorgeous!!!
And yes…you need more blues and greens. All for art…yarn.
That looks so cool!
Little Green Pixie said:
What a sweet husband you have! I have too much yarn – most of which is crammed into a dresser that now barely closes. I’ve been yarn dieting since Jan.1. Once that settles or me, it will be more creative displays like this.
This made me think of Knitgrrl’s post about slatwall for yarn storage: http://www.knitgrrl.com/?p=1580
This is rad and your hubby is rad! I am a firm believer that there can never be enough yarn. 🙂 Thankfully my hubby agrees and enables me by bringing home pretties he finds on discount or in thrift stores. He knows the way to my heart! 🙂