I don’t know about you, but I love to have all of my spinning stash around me. Well, a lot of it anyway. I’m lucky enough to have a family that understands the need for piles of stash.
We have an inactive fireplace in our family room that I have claimed , using the hearth as my stash home. Not in any organized fashion, mind you. Though I organize it periodically, it never stays that way. It’s subject to whims, shopping trips and current deadline projects.
Because I know you’ll understand, here is an un-doctored, un-neatened photo of my fireplace stash.
You spinners who are in long term relationships know what’s coming, right? My husband wants the fireplace back, all of it.
I really don’t need all of that space and now we have a mischievous puppy, so my stash and tools should be more contained.
We surveyed the rooms and spaces on our main floor and came up with this for me.
Yep, that’s my stash space. It’s 6 feet tall and those shelves are only 12″ wide. Of course, I may take out all of the shelves and just stuff fiber from top to bottom, we’ll see.
I do have secondary stash storage (don’t pretend that you don’t) in the basement, so I have a place for the overflow to go. But some days, many days actually, it’s about surrounding yourself with your fuzzy love.
This also means I need to organize my basement stash (again) to be able to find anything.
What tips do the more organized, yet still big stashers, have for me?
And my basement stash, 20+ years of yarn, fiber and books?
I’m not showing — a girl needs her fiber secrets, after all.
Jillian is the author of the best-selling spinning book Yarnitecture. She is the editor of Knittyspin and Developmental Editor for PLY and PLY Books. She kinda loves this spinning thing and wants everyone who spins to love it too, so she teaches and writes a lot. She knits, weaves, and stitches and tries to do as much of it as she can with handspun yarn. She's always cooking up all kinds of exciting and creative things combining fiber arts.
She likes her mysteries British, her walks woodsy, and to spend as much time as she can laughing.
Spy on her on her website jillianmoreno.com