Probably my favorite thing on sale are these zippered vinyl mesh pouches. They come in two size (letter and legal) and they are fantastic as project bags. I have many of them and with this sale I’m going off to buy a few more.
If you’re looking for portable ORT containers, many people like the small size of foldable mesh containers. They come in four colors (link is to black). They also have a nice discount.
Now we come to the more difficult question of canvas and thread storage. There is nothing better than keeping canvases flat while they are waiting to be stitched. But finding shallow small drawers used to be difficult as well. That’s why I like these individual shallow boxes. I like that you can stack them and carry around just one to find your next project. They also have two drawer units.
Thread storage can be more difficult, and The Container Store has several options on sale. My favorite is the closed plastic boxes pictured above. If you want stackable open containers, there are mesh stacking bins, as well as clear plastic drawers in three sizes.. If your stash is in a closet try a shoe storage bag (it’s translucent so you can see the colors) or hanging cubby stack.
If your house is like mine, your family would prefer NOT to see needlepoint all over the place, especially not in the main living places. One good solution to this is to find something either pretty or neutral in which to store the current projects (all in their bags). Happily this sale offers several options, including the woven bin pictured above (low price but not in sale), or these white canvas bins. If you need something which folds flat on those rare times when it’s empty, try this canvas basket. Or maybe you want a box. there are plain (but not boring) and fabric covered ones.
When they have their Organized Home Sale some of the best favorite containers and tools for organizing are on sale.
About Janet M Perry
Janet Perry is the Internet's leading authority on needlepoint. She designs, teaches and writes, getting raves from her fans for her innovative techniques, extensive knowledge and generous teaching style. A leading writer of stitch guides, she blogs here and lives on an island in the northeast corner of the SF Bay with her family
Jane Wineteer says
You are a bad influence – but I always need more storage options!