What do you keep your embroidery/knitting/hand sewing stuff in when you are at home? When you travel is it the same?
I’ve been using VS or heavy paper gift bags with the flat bottom and ribbon handles for a long time to just hold the single cross stitch project I was working on, but now it’s stuffed with English paper piecing and multiple cross stitch projects and it snagged on something recently, so I figured I would replace it with something more permanent. Any recs? And I don’t really want to make my own, sorry.
I put small projects and supplies that fit into photo boxes from the craft store. Yarn and larger things go in ziplocs. If I'm taking it somewhere it will get tossed in my purse or I'll put it in a tote, backpack, or whatever else I have thats appropriate for it to fit. At home they go in a dedicated drawer or cabinet when Im not working, since the toddler will run off with whatever I leave out. (Though shes left the stash buster blanket I'm crocheting completly alone!)
Post by dragon's breath on Oct 2, 2020 12:00:29 GMT -5
I use a small canvas zippered bag for traveling with a sock project (large enough to hold the project and a tablet and/or my kindle, as well as a toothbrush holder with "parts" (extra needles, measuring tape, crochet hook for dropped stitches) and a small coin purse with other parts (clips, markers, etc).
For a larger project, or more "stuff", I'll bump up to a small messenger bag.
I've also used a small fabric lunch bag, or a "reusable grocery" style bag I picked up traveling.
If I'm traveling light (9 days and limited to 17.5 lbs on the flight), I'll put a sock project in a little sleeve made for a travel blanket and limit "parts".
When I've had a larger project (queen size quilt with a lap frame), I used a rolling suitcase to bring it back and forth to work (I can do projects like this on "off shifts").
Honestly, I kind of have a tote/bag obsession though, and always seem to add to it when I travel somewhere. None of the bags I use are "specialized crafting bags", just stuff I have around the house.