Well, I finally get to check that one off my list. So happy I got that project finished. I’ve been putting this off for awhile now. It always feels good to accomplish a goal. I use yarn for a lot of my art projects. I had so many bags that I needed to go through, taking out the good from the bad. When I shop estate sales, yard sales, and thrift shops I am always on the hunt for wool yarns and vintage threads in all colors.
I love finding a giant bag of colorful yarns.What I don’t like I donate back to the shops.
A bag of yarn cost me anywhere from $1-$3 depending on the types of yarns. I will occasionally buy store bought and brand new but if I am doing that I mostly look for yarns from Europe and local supplies…I try. Seem to be of a higher quality.
This is why I have so many colors in my collection. Who can pass up on a bargain.
I still haven’t done any weaving rugs with the looms I picked up junk shopping but I will eventually get to that too…I hope that is. I use my yarns for all kinds of fun artsy projects.
Here are just a few things I have made with yarn and threads.
The case I store my yarns in was a birthday gift that I received a few years ago from a church sale. I didn’t buy it, my aunt did, and then she gifted it to me one year for my birthday when her daughter didn’t want it. I love it. Think this case is from IKEA. It’s perfect for all my yarns.
I use baskets and containers to separate and organize by colors.
A round wooden box is being used for the smaller pieces of yarn I have. It still needs to be organized, look how messy it is. I use TP rolls to organize the single strands of yarn that I use for tassels, pom poms and weaving into my baskets.
I am experimenting on different shapes and sizes with my baskets right now.
I’m even working on mushroom designs.
They are perfect for small item storage. I need to work on that some more, not happy with the first prototype. The top needs to have a better form to it.
Now that I have finished that project I have some stenciling and painting to finish outside on the garden block walls. Being creative, although so much fun, never seems to end. Happy organizing everyone.