Well, maybe it’s not a kraken but ever since I started knitting and spinning, I’ve felt like my yarn and fiber stash was a legendary sea monster. Having pondered the storage and access problem for many days, I decided to hang storage crates on the wall and group the yarn and fiber by color.
Now I had to decide on the storage bins. I trolled the web for a few possibilities when “Eureka!” I remembered I had some plastic crates in the attic. I cleaned them up and decided on a diagonal pattern. By spacing the crates just right, I gained two extra sections in the middle. Then I decided to put a piece of plexiglass on the edge to gain four more diagonal spaces.
Hmmm? But how to attach the plexi? I tried several possibilities and ended up with closet shelving clips. Perfect!. This project was really shaping up just as I imagined! I cut my plexi to size and ran into my first roadblock.
Word to the wise: NEVER store plexiglass in the attic. The years of heat BAKED the protective film to the surface. I tried Goo Gone, WD40, a heat gun, and soaking in hot, soapy water. All to no avail. So after a trip to the hardware store for new plexiglass, my yarn and fiber storage project was complete.