Come behind the scenes at A Spoonful of Yarn for a #CraftRoomTour and see where Christina knits!
It has all my favorite colors and things all in one place. If I'm in there I always get distracted by the yarn and fabric I have lying around.
Tell us about your space
My room is a craft storage slash sewing room. I have all my yarn and fabric stored there, as well as haberdashery like buttons or embroidery thread. I also do all of my sewing there, but I don't do a lot of that anymore, because of lack of time. When I need to choose I pick crocheting over sewing most of the time, because it relaxes me more.
What have you done to make your space cosy, beautiful or inspiring?
I picked a very bright color for the walls. It is one of my favorite colors and really makes the room alive. I have all white furniture in the room to let the yarn and fabric I have there speak for itself.
How do you keep your projects, yarn and supplies organized?
There is a very big ikea storage closet with a lot of compartiments to store yarn, fabric, books and magazines in. I'm afraid of sunlight or bugs damaging my yarn or fabric, so I keep it all stored in boxes or bags.
Any tips & tricks for staying organising and untangled?
I don't stash a lot of yarn and only buy yarn or fabric with a purpose in mind. That way I don't have a lot on hand. I try to use stashed yarn for gifts or give the yarn away, so I can make room for yarn I can use next.
Which are your favourite possessions and are there any of your own creations on display?
I don't have one favorite crochet piece. I love everything I make (otherwise it gets frogged). Our house is full of crochet shawls and table cloths and blankets. Everyone that comes here knows there is someone creative living in our house.
How do you organise your inspiration and ideas?
Most of it is in my head where it will stay until I have found the time to work on it. When it is a good idea it will stick in my mind, so I don't need to write anything down. Sometimes I like to sketch out different interpretations though, so when I do I like to use my Midori Travelers notebook for that.
Where do you look for inspiration?
I see inspiring things anywhere and everywhere so I don't have to search long for new ideas. I use a lot of things in nature, like the clouds, rain, trees, insects and plants, but also the arts, like music, books and movies. The world is magical and I like to display it that way.
If you had three wishes, what would you do to make it your dream stitching space?
I would really like a big window in the ceiling so I can take photo's up there with natural light. It's kind of a dark room and on a rainy day I need extra light to see my stitches.
I would also like a closet with drawers, so I can store everything without using boxes or bags.
Lastly I would like a little bit more floor space, because when I'm working on something big, I cannot lay it flat on the floor and that would be helpful with taking photo's and blocking.
I wish all these things, but really, I feel very happy with my space as it is now. I believe there are a lot of crafters that have no space at all, so I count myself lucky.
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