Monday, March 31, 2014

Happy Stash

One of the things that make me very happy, is stash. Fabric or yarn; both are very valuable to me and I love to add to my stash. It’s not about having; it’s all about going through it time and again, and think about all the possibilities, but also about not having to wait whenever I have an idea to work out.

So last week I told you about learning to know about a (to me) new yarn: Catania Cotton (Schachenmayr). And I love working with it. So much!


It’s smooth, it doesn’t split, it has a great shine without being too shiny, and it comes in the incredible amount of 51 colours.

If you’ve read this  blog before, you just might know that our kitchen is being renovated. This comes with a lot, and I mean A LOT of noise. So at the end of the week I was kind of feeling sorry for myself and I thought it would make my day to give myself a little present. Only….I couldn’t choose so it became a rather large present.


This definitely made me feel better!!

All I had to do now, was put it in a box. Well, I don’t just put it in a box. I have all my stash in transparent boxes, but the yarns I have a lot of, like Drops Safran, Finlandia Shetland and now, Catania Cotton, I also make sample-cards with name and number.

It takes a few hours to do this, but I love having these little cards. Whenever I’m looking for colours to make something, I don’t have to use the skeins themselves; it’s easy to take them if I need some fabric or buttons to go with the colours, and whenever I run out of a colour, it’s easy to find out the number to re-order it.


So, here it is: a completely filled box with the cards in a zipper bag on top.

When I was doing all this, I was wondering: how do you organize your stash??

Groetjes, Dorien


Handmade and off-centered said...

Oh wow i wish i was this good about organizing my stash but no no tíð all just seperated in bags of on going projects or skeins in baskets.

Love the colors of your project and congrats on the " big" present.


Teje Karjalainen said...

Wow, Dorien, your NEW yarns are so beautiful and your idea to make those cards is great! x Teje

nelleke markesteijn said...

Prachtige voorraad katoen heb je gekocht! Ik vind Catania ook altijd een fijn garen om mee te werken. Maar zo georganiseerd als jij ga ik niet met mijn voorraad om jammer genoeg. Lijkt me wel heel handig, dus wie weet ....
Groetjes, Nelleke

Maxine D said...

Oh Dorien - this is a wonderful stash and I love your 'file' of samples - I am a messy hoarder - and that is all there is to it :-(.

Wendy said...

wow, how organised is your stash! Mine is all slung in a box or a vase!