An on-going problem for is how to store all those canvases I have but haven’t stitched. I tend to pounce on the canvases I like best when I see them (usually because they aren’t made anymore) and so finding a place for them is always a problem.
When you are looking for storage for canvases it’s important to remember that they need to be stored either rolled or flat. Do not fold canvas.
I think it’s also important to store them so it’s easy to look through them.
Finally if you tend to overbuy canvases, find some kind of storage method that controls the size of your stash.
My current method for small canvases, a smallish tote bag is great for controlling stash and keeping canvases flat but it’s hard to look through. Larger canvases are kept in a dresser drawer, also hard to go through.
In our old house I had a system that worked beautifully. I used a set of wire baskets in a frame that slid in and out. These were from one of those closet organizing companies. They were perfect. Small canvases went into the shallow bins, sorted by type. Large canvases went into deeper bins, rolled.
With the many organizing systems and the lovely flat baskets I often see you should be able to find something of this type that fits your budget.
Another possibility, if your closet space allows it is to store canvases on skirt hangers. This works well for larger canvases but you’ll still need another method for small ones.
If You’ve found another method, I’d love to hear about it.
These methods work for canvases with no threads. Tomorrow I’ll talk about storing WIPs (Works in Progress), UFOs (UnFinished Objects) and canvases with threads.