The stash of my hand-dyed fabric experiments has been stored in one ever-growing jumbled pile. It required a ridiculous amount of time to preview and locate a piece of interest to work with!Fiber Junkie member Denny has such innovative methods to store her studio materials (I blogged about it here). I adapted her idea of organizing smaller pieces of special fabrics by purchasing an over the door shoe rack.
Though....imagine my surprise when it was delivered in this small box....gulp...I definitely do not excel at assembling items!
Actually, it was fairly straight forward.....3 plastic sections snapped together making one side and rods were then fitted into the provided holes.
My helper "Sooty", our black lab rescue dog, watches in amazement as the second side was snapped into place.
Next it was placed on the inside of my studio closet door. The bars closest to the door are fixed, the others are not. It would have been better if I could have found a product where the bars were closer together. The interesting thing is that the rods have a coating that is somewhat rough. This positive feature helps to assure the fabric doesn't slip off (especially the really small pieces) BUT, it does make it a little more difficult to remove them as well.
Not visible in the photo are all piles of stuff stored on the floor...which had to be reorganized and pared down in order to now get the door closed. Viewing the mess on the shelves....you get the picture anyway!
I under estimated just how much fabric required storing.....so not all the fabric fit. I found it was too difficult to see what was hung in the back when I placed anything but quite small pieces on the outer bar. However, having better access to these fabrics will be beneficial and it was worth the $20 investment.
How do you store your small speciality fabric pieces?