The Wool and Yarn Room

This is my wool and yarn room… I have been trying to organise this space somewhat and I thought I would share it here…
The glass door cupboards used to be in our lounge, but when we repainted we decided we preferred the room without them and so into the wool room they went. I love them here because of the glass, the yarn is more visable and I can quickly see what I am looking for. (They are kind of full though… so I need to find more space soon!) BUT I have decided to start knitting up my stash…

This cupboard on the left contains some of my rovings, dyes, and of course yarn. In the cupboards below, I have large bags of Alpaca roving etc…

Ok, I had to take a photo of my drum carder… time to make some batts…



Cupboard on the right… more yarn… I know so many plastic bags… whenever I buy yarn and rovings they always arrive in the post in these plastic bags, I repurpose the bags and use them to store my wool and rovings, it keeps my yarn safe from moths etc… and I use the bags over and over…  and when I no longer need them, I will once again repurpose them and crochet or recycle them into shopping bags etc… I also put soap blocks, and lavender into my cupboards to let the little insects think twice about setting up home here:) I believe you can also use cedar blocks as well.



I am going to knit a bath mat with this beautiful two ply organic cotton from here.
Wishing you all an inspired week…

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34 Responses to The Wool and Yarn Room

  1. Rene' Sharp January 31, 2011 at 5:40 pm #

    Wow!!!!!! Is this the yarn that you sell or your personal stash???? If it is I am GREEN with envy and might be making a trip to Joburg to raid your cupboards soon!!!! :)

  2. eidolons January 31, 2011 at 6:00 pm #

    Oh. My. Goodness. Can I come and live in your cupboard, please – I’ll be on moth patrol! (:

  3. Stephanie K. January 31, 2011 at 6:01 pm #

    Pardon me while I swipe away the drool that’s falling onto my keyboard…lol! These cabinets make your stash look like candy in an old-fashioned store…hmm, what’ll I choose today? Exactly as yarn should look! Beautiful!

  4. Linda January 31, 2011 at 6:07 pm #

    Hello Rene’:)
    It’s my personal stash (blush)…
    xo
    Linda

  5. Sarah January 31, 2011 at 6:34 pm #

    WOW! That room would inspire me in a big way!

  6. CloseAcademy January 31, 2011 at 6:37 pm #

    That is my dream room. To have a place to put all of my stuff so it is nicely displayed until I use it. Someday my dds will grow up and I will take over their room for my purposes.

    Right now I can envy your creative space.

  7. W-S Wanderings January 31, 2011 at 7:24 pm #

    Now THAT is how to honour yarn! No wonder you are always so inspired.

  8. Woolhalla January 31, 2011 at 7:44 pm #

    I am having a major case of organisation envy! This looks so beautiful and lovely :o Natalie

  9. the mountain fox January 31, 2011 at 7:58 pm #

    Oh my goodness…have to admit to feelings of envy. It looks so pretty too!
    Bridget

  10. the mountain fox January 31, 2011 at 7:58 pm #

    Oh my goodness…have to admit to feelings of envy. It looks so pretty too!
    Bridget

  11. Rachel January 31, 2011 at 8:05 pm #

    I’m having a hard time typing my comment. My fingers keep slipping on all of the drool on my keyboard!

    What a lovely stash!!

    And organized…..oh how I love things to be organized….

  12. softearthart January 31, 2011 at 8:17 pm #

    Beautiful cupboards full of wonders, cheers Marie

  13. Rene' Sharp January 31, 2011 at 8:41 pm #

    You horrible horrible girl!!! :)

    How long has it taken you to accquire so much yarn?? My stash is just totally pathetic compared to yours!!

  14. Mummyzilla January 31, 2011 at 9:36 pm #

    Wow! That is the kind of space I’d love to have, and all that wool. I’m in awe of your stash.

  15. Heidi January 31, 2011 at 10:37 pm #

    …Knitting Knirvana…
    :)
    ♥Heidi

  16. Rachael January 31, 2011 at 11:16 pm #

    Wow, I’d love to have a room like that or even a wool room! Your so blessed :D

  17. The Changling January 31, 2011 at 11:40 pm #

    Oh, wow! My gosh that’s like a candy store. Awesome.

  18. anushka February 1, 2011 at 12:18 am #

    i could spend all day here.

  19. Dawn February 1, 2011 at 1:16 am #

    Beautiful! You’re so organized. I’m in awe of your stash too.

  20. K February 1, 2011 at 1:53 am #

    So that’s what it looks like to be rich beyond the dreams of (haven’t I said that before?) avarice? I take a different approach, actually. I feel that yarn does much better in a sort of chaotic, pile-like environment. I think it’s much more exciting when you’re not sure what’s wool and what’s . . . something else. Until you burn a tiny little end of it. Overflowing baskets. That’s the ticket. I’d have to build an entire new room on the back of the house for me to be able to store my quilt fabric, which I don’t use anymore. Because I’d have to use my sewing machine, and I don’t remember how.

    See? You and I – we’re So much alike.

    sigh.

  21. 1funkyknitwit February 1, 2011 at 2:07 am #

    WOW ! …so organized and serious yarn / fiber envy over here ;)

  22. sarah in the woods February 1, 2011 at 2:39 am #

    If I had a room like that, I’d never leave!!

  23. Elizabeth February 1, 2011 at 3:28 am #

    Wow! Just beautiful. I am with many of the others, just a tad bit envious. I dream of having a yarn stash.

    Blessings, Elizabeth

  24. Joy February 1, 2011 at 4:57 am #

    Wow, what an amazing stash! And it looks so beautiful in the cabinet like that. :)

  25. ecoMILF February 1, 2011 at 5:34 am #

    looks lovely. i also get those big plastic bags when i order yarn and such. i reuse them for big loaves of baked bread and for my knitting projects on the go. xo m.

  26. twigandtoadstool February 1, 2011 at 7:19 am #

    My goodness…now that is a drool worthy room!!!! Makes me want to trade my small house for a house with an extra “yarn” room!!!!
    hehee
    xo maureen

  27. Linda February 1, 2011 at 2:22 pm #

    Thank you so much everyone for all your lovely comments!!
    xo
    Linda

  28. Deborah February 1, 2011 at 4:11 pm #

    Oh my, talk about fibery goodness…it is a lovely place to store your wool!

  29. Forest-Dweller February 1, 2011 at 4:20 pm #

    Love the storage space! I am turning green!

  30. Valarie February 1, 2011 at 5:25 pm #

    Hi Linda,
    Just dropping in to say hi. I’ve been travelling for awhile and I’m catching up with everyone. I love this room. It just sings of inspiration to create something. Love all of the yarn and roving. Thanks for sharing it with us and it gives me a good goal to work towards in my own crafting space. Be well.

  31. woolies February 1, 2011 at 6:58 pm #

    A Yarn Room! I am beyond envious. :)

  32. Moogie February 7, 2011 at 2:07 am #

    oh wow, oh wow, oh WOW!!!!!
    I am so going to show this post to my husband who complains about my baskets of wool everywhere – look there is someone with an entire room for their stash!!!!! :D

  33. Miyuki October 13, 2011 at 7:20 am #

    Quite inspirational!!

  34. Karla September 19, 2012 at 6:05 am #

    That is an awesome place! Love all the fiber :) Your carder is beautiful. What is the brand of that carder? Never seen it before

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