Small Stash Workshop

In May we held a workshop to focus on using the yarns we already own - single skeins of special yarn that spoke to us, small quantities of handspun, tiny amounts of unspun fibre, or a collection of partial cones of yarn that have been waiting for a purpose. Here are some projects from the members to help with your stash reduction

Right: Barbara Scott from Guelph, Canada, wove a scarf from "odd balls" left after projects, experiments and workshops, the short lengths were were tied together and dyed in a single dye bath to make all of the colours compatible.

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Edith O Nuillain from County Wicklow in Ireland, made up a series of Journal Quilts, a wonderful way to use all those small pieces of hand dyed fabrics

Pin looms and Christmas Decorations proved popular as a means of using small amounts of fibre.

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Janet Major from Norfolk's photo shows starting work on a improvised pin loom.

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Barbara Scott (Guelph, Canada) used small amounts of yarn to make Christmas decorations which make great tree and parcel trimmings. (Pattern by E.Zimmerman)

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And finally combining pin looms and Christmas, Katy Barrett from Guernsey, adapted a Meg Stump pattern (with permission) to create this reindeer.

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A 'memory bank' scissor case and wallet created from left over yarns, each with their own story to tell, from Guiliana Bond, Australia.

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These knitted and felted boxes were made from hand-dyed yarn spun from Icelandic fleece, by Barbara Scott. (from Boxes: Radford, Leigh. AlterKNITS felt. New York : Stewart, Tabori and Chang, 2008.)

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"Ten stitch twist" A free Ravelry pattern - to use up lots of early hand spun yarn, by Anne Gibson, Chesterfield, Derbyshire

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Karen Malledent of Guernsey, used small amounts of spinning fibres carded together and spun to make an art yarn then crocheted into a long, thick chain.