Published on May 7th, 2012 | by Jules Yap


Yarnbombing Station

Materials: Rationell Variera, old cupboard door

Description: I live in a room in a shared house and like to do yarnbombing. My old setup was basically a perpetual mess – I use that table to put lots of other stuff on and the cones or yarn would collapse and tangle.

Inspired by this hack, I trekked to Ikea and bought a bunch of Rationell Variera bag holders, two Bygel cup things, and a Ribba painting rail that I wanted to use for the machine tools but didn’t end up using. (not enough vertical space)

I found an old cupboard door in my shed and now I have an awesome yarnbombing station.


I’m especially pleased that it was a no-tools-required hack: I don’t have much in the way of tools or workspace in a student house, and I often have to wait with doing stuff until I can use the workshop at my parents’ house.

~ Arwen Bijker, The Netherlands

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Jules Yap

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11 Responses to Yarnbombing Station

  1. Jimmy Adler says:

    You really didn’t use a drill or a saw for that? Impressive; I didn’t think you can make a setup like that without any tools.

    • Arwen says:

      Yeah, mm, sort of. Initially I stuck on the yarn holders with the doublesided tape that comes with them. After about 6 months that didn’t quite hold and then I put in some screws to

  2. What is your loom made out of??

  3. Anonymous says:

    The best hack ive seen in ages!!

  4. karla gibbs says:

    can’t wait to try this!

  5. Fiona McLean says:

    I am in love! This is actually brilliant in every way possible.

  6. Love this – well done!

  7. Carolyn says:

    That is such a good way to store your stash and I am way jealous of your knitting machine.

  8. MacMama says:

    Cool Arwen! (Moest yarnbombing effe googlen maar is dus wildbreien;))

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