Gorgeous, scrumptious Appleton Wool.
I love using this wool for crewel work. I ordered mine from Katherine at Wool and Hoop. You can find her here: http://www.woolandhoop.com/index.html
I have really run out of room to store my wool, floss and hoops, so I wanted to find a way to organize the wool I am using and store the remainder. This is what I came up with:
I know ,a REALLY ugly old spice rack! Until I painted it a pretty glossy white!
I then added a few hooks on the front of each side and painted wooden dowels with wooden spool ends going across the front of each shelf to hang the skeins of wool on.
I filled up the shelves with patterns, pearl cotton, needles, floss, pencils etc..
And spaced the dowels so that the wool would hang just above the dowel below:
I added a hook on the bottom with a ribbon to hold some hoops, then added another row of wool:
And finished filling it up !
I hung the whole contraption above my work desk. I love how the bright colors of the wool just liven up this corner.And I like the width of each row of wool because of course the skein I need will always be in the middle of the row. lol!
Now I just need to thrift another $1.99 spice rack to go beside this one!
I really enjoy repurposing items into something pretty and useful.
And if you haven't tried Appleton Wool I highly recommend it!
I am linking up to Let's Get Acquainted Monday, being hosted this week by
Nat at Made in Home.
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