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.
Pin looms and Christmas Decorations proved popular as a means of using small amounts of fibre.
Janet Major from Norfolk's photo shows starting work on a improvised pin loom.
Barbara Scott (Guelph, Canada) used small amounts of yarn to make Christmas decorations
which make great tree and parcel trimmings. (Pattern by E.Zimmerman)
And finally combining pin looms and Christmas, Katy Barrett from Guernsey,
adapted a Meg Stump pattern (with permission) to create this reindeer.
"Ten stitch twist" A free Ravelry pattern - to use up lots of early hand spun yarn,
by Anne Gibson, Chesterfield, Derbyshire
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.