Welcome to the final part of YOUR survey results! Today we learn how y'all organize your crafting stuff and what you do to keep your brain happy while making stuff.
What yarn crafts do you do?
35% of you are in the Bin Bunch! It really is one of the easiest ways to sort and store yarns, tools, threads, and other craft supplies.
15% of y'all have Project Piles. This is a great reason to keep other people (and pets) away from your stuff! In third place, we have the Bag Brigade! (Makes your editor wonder if you're like her with Piles of Bagged Projects?)
We love the honesty of the almost-10% who admitted having a path through the yarn and supplies! And we're IMPRESSED by the 8.6% who have outdone Marie Kondo in their crafting organization. We're also impressed by the 2% who manage to keep their stuff hidden from their spouses!
Specifics? Y'all organize by color, use cedar chests, tension rods in a wardrobe (that's a GREAT idea!), dedicated closets, nightstands, cubicles (the ones we use in the shop are from Ikea - not sponsored).
One respondent said they have to work HARD to keep their Houdini-like cat out of the stash. And another lamented the fact that they can't find some precious vacation yarn.
Mostly, though, we're jealous of this blessed crafter:
"I converted one room into my Work-From-Home office - the closet is my craft closet. (We removed the racks and installed shelves, peg boards and rolling carts. Every craft that's not weaving is in there and, yes, organized and sorted by craft. The weaving is in antique or IKEA (lol) furniture in a room dedicated to a giant loom. Messy dyes and raw fleece are by a station in the garage."
What else do you do while crafting?
Some of us need something to keep our minds busy while our hands work. Most of y'all do, too!
The winner of this category is Netflix (or other TV) and Craft! 65.8% of you work while the TV or computer stream shows! We're betting that you can't just sit and watch TV without having something in your hands!
31.6% of y'all are into audio books, nearly 30% listen to music, and 25%-ish listen to podcasts. No wonder iTunes, Audible, and Spotify are doing so well!
Meanwhile 5.3% of you prefer to have nothing else on, so that you can focus on your work. That's completely understandable, and we think every crafter has at least some projects that require that kind of focus.
The response that surprised us? That nearly 4% of you READ while doing handcrafts. We're not surprised that some of you do, but we expected that to be one person, not SIX!
-meditating (ooooo, another great idea)
-travel (we assume you're a passenger, not the driver or pilot)
-do another craft (we see you, 3-D printer!)
-attend sporting events (live or on TV)
-broadcast media - TV and radio
-waiting (oh yeah! School pickup, doctor appointments, coffee shop, bread rising...)
-re-watching movies and TV you've seen before so you don't have to look
-hanging out with pets
We really enjoyed making this quiz and reading your responses! We hope you enjoyed it as well!
Be safe, be well, be kind!
-Caryn & the Yarnivore crew
In-store and online private lessons are available! Please call 210-979-8255 to schedule a lesson! Wendy, Dawn, Moses, and Nancy M. are all available to help you with your projects! Private Lessons can be scheduled outside of regular hours at the discretion of the teacher.
The Tip Jar
If you want to bring your needlepoint or embroidery to the next level, you want a laying tool! A laying tool is used to help flatten stitches properly, or to help them get into the correct position. You can buy tools made expressly for laying tools, but you don't have to! Shawl pins, naalbinding needles, smooth chopsticks, and other smoothly pointy items work great as laying tools - and you may already have them!
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