January is for organizing - sorting through storage - planning - tidying up over here. I want to show you some of my storage "containers" for precious craft things.
1. the pattern bookI keep all of my own patterns in here. Alterations, sketch, gauge, yarn details, charts - all in the on a double page. If all the digital copies of my patterns delete themselves one day or the sun hits the electricity net and all goes to hell (haha slightly exaggerating), I have all of my pattern safe in my pocket in this DIN A5 note book and can help people knitting warm hats and scarfs. Also there is something magical to carefully writing something by hand, glue in snippets and yarn samples, drawing charts and sketches in a book where you can't cover any mistakes. You have to think before you do.
I confess: I
sometimes often embroider things without a clue what to do with it afterwards. Additionally I have lots of embroidery I created for patterns but obviously I don't hang them ALL on the walls at home. It happened to me in the past, that I found a carefully stitched piece somewhere totally wrinkled up because most embroideries I make are square and not rectangular so nothing fits into the usual paper filing things.
So where should I store all of the embroidery without getting it wrinkled and lost? Some storage device is needed here!
A while ago (like 12 years ago...) I made a lot of drawings in larger format and had the same problem with my paper storage. I sew my own folder to hold the quantities of the many formats I was using. Looking at this folder I realized: that's exactly what I need for embroidery,......