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Stash Appreciation– Be a Color Explorer


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Most makers I know have a stash of one kind or another. It may be beads, fabric, yarn, roving, threads, magazines, papers or all of the above.  Yes, I do have a stash. Even though I dye my own yarn all the time, I also buy yarn and roving that calls my name. Very rarely to I think to myself, “Oh I could dye that!” No, I would rather support my fellow maker and treat myself to another beautiful addition.  Stash has developed a negative connotation, almost something to be ashamed of.  I am changing my own thinking about this and looking at my stash as a collection. I’ve thoughtfully and artfully collected supplies over the years with which to express my colorful side and the creative force that lives within me.

One way to explore your sense of color is to explore your collection. This is how I find inspiration from my collection. This is like being an explorer or an archaeologist.

Want to explore more? Sign up here for my free 3 lesson Heart Your Yarn Collection ecourse. I will led you through this lesson and 2 others that will help you to sort out what you have collected and what additions will really make your collection sing. Four worksheets are included as well.  If you have questions, leave a comment here.

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6 thoughts on “Stash Appreciation– Be a Color Explorer

  1. How about adding an addendumm…how to lose the stash after exploration! Thank you….love the idea!

    1. Hi Sandy,
      I do have a part in the course about rehoming those yarns that you have outgrown without shame!!

  2. How about adding an addendumm…how to lose the stash after exploration! Thank you….love the idea!

    1. Hi Sandy,
      I do have a part in the course about rehoming those yarns that you have outgrown without shame!!

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