How many of you have heard of yarn diets? At the beginning of each year, crafters talk about yarn diets because stashes have got out of hand and need some trimming.
As yarn shop owners ‘Yarn diet’ is a term we never want to hear. We prefer ‘yarn management’ because having an unmanaged stash is a drag. It stifles creativity as it sits there in your figurative peripheral vision, getting in the way of your hobby. We all know the feeling – inspired to make something but feel we should use what we have in spite of the fact that most of it is left-overs. It’s a bit like wanting to make a pavlova with the remains of Christmas dinner – you need different ingredients or the finished dish will be bubble and squeak!
So if the size of your stash is upsetting you, here are our ten top tips to slim it down:
Now, of course, by ‘discard’, we don’t mean ‘throw away’. Here’s what you can do with your spare yarn.
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Here we will share our experiences of running a local yarn shop in South Wales.