This month we are sharing our interview with London Kaye, a prominent street artist based out of LA known for her yarn bombings. After receiving her BFA in dance from New York University's Tisch School of the Arts, she realized her love for crochet and began installing art daily on the street, quickly leading to her work being easily recognized by people around the country.
Without further ado, we are happy to share with you London's Happy Place!
What system do you use to organize your yarn? (by color, by fiber content, by project, etc.)
I organize my yarn by color.
What furniture/storage systems do you use to organize your yarn?
2 IKEA Kallax Units
How do you like to de-stash? (i.e completing projects, yarn swaps, yarn sales, donations)?
I like to piece together my crochet swatches and make yarn bombs to hang in public places.
More often than not, what colors are always in your office/yarn corner?
Red, Orange, Yellow, Green, Blue, Purple, Pink, Black, White, Tan, Grey, Brown, Multi-colored.
Do you like to work in the same space where your yarn is stored? Why or why not?
Yes. I like to work in the same place I store my yarn because I can easily switch my working color yarn whenever inspiration strikes.
When you are working on a project, do you have a specific spot you put it when you aren't working on it, or does it follow you around beyond your space?
I usually put my work in progress projects in clear bins or in IKEA Bags.
How important is a well-organized yarn corner/office to your mental wellbeing?
My yarn has to stay organized because I live and work in my art space. I usually clean up my yarn mess once a day.
Where did you purchase everything shown in the photos you submitted?
London Kaye Yarn and Hooks Collection with Lion Brand Yarn, IKEA BAGS, IKEA Kallax Unit, I made some bags and 3D Printed Hooks. https://www.londonkaye.com/shop
Share any current projects, promotions or tips.
Lion Brand Yarn and Hook Collaboration - on sale in stores nationwide and online.
And there you have it - London Kaye’s best tips for storing yarn. Check out our next Happy Place post for yarn storage thoughts from Anne Weil of Flax and Twine!
All photos courtesy of London Kaye.