Someone asked me if I had much stash and how I stored it… Well yes, but not as much as some others I know… but I do have my fair share…
Since I do several needlecrafts I have a large overlapping stash…(my DH calls it my mini Hobby Store…This is from a man whose workbench and area looks like a hardware store after an earthquake..don’t tell him I posted this picture!)… mine is very well organized even though it does take up a large portion of our home. I dabble in any needle art, but my favorites are needlepoint, temari, needle felting (new), knitting (learning), crochet and sewing.
I have a library…it has all needle related books. I have a stitching area in here but seldom use it.
In our office I have a stitching chair too, but use it mostly for selecting threads. I have closet with threads and beads; these are stored on wire shelves in plastic boxes and drawers. Most are stored by type (i.e DMC #5 Perle, DMC Floss, Kreinik #8 Braid, Rainbow Gallery silk, Silk and Ivory etc….Within the box or drawer, it may vary as how I store each thread: DMC and Rainbow Gallery Silk are stored by number, some Rainbow Gallery, Silk & Ivory and all Kreinik and beads are stored by color. All threads and beads are clearly marked by number as well as who produced it and name (if applicable.) It is whatever I find works best for me and the particular thread or bead.
My general supplies are stored in clear plastic containers or bags and marked in my master bedroom closet: I have painted needlepoint canvases, cut plain needlepoint canvas
yarn (for knitting a & crocheting), leftover yarn from crochet projects is wound into bases as I go to desired sizes) I use this bases not only for temari balls but also for needle felting balls. When I’m making a temari, I chose the ball and wind with sewing thread.
My sewing threads are kept in the sewing area with finishing supplies for finishing needlework.
I also keep a box and/or bag for each type of needle art tools/supplies:
I have a bag and small tin for knitting and crochet
tools…haven’t been in to this long enough to mass great supplies.
I have a lunch
box with Kumihimo disks, and weights.
Bobbins are in a plastic bag.
Temari has it’s own lunch box of tools.
I have plastic boxes with stitching tools for beading.
Since I started needlefelting I purchased a set of rolling drawers. I store some supplies and needle felting roving in here. I also have a plastic box for tools and a couple containers with tools I use.
But needlepoint takes up the most areas. I have a couple stitching nests; each has a floor stand, light and comfy chair for stitching. One area has a set of drawers to keep extra supplies and dodads.
I have three bags of stitching tools; one large with seldom used tools, one small that I take to classes and seminars and one I use all the time. Not to mention my collection of needlework tools that I have blogged about before.
So yes, I guess I do have stash! I’m lucky I have a pretty good idea what stash I have and where to look. I can go right to it without much trouble.
I would love to take over the living room (we live in our family room) as an art area but DH has drawn a line in the sand, says he can’t turn around now without fearing for his life of being stabbed by a needle or pair of scissors…men!)
Thank you for stopping by, I hope you have time to stitch today!