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Survivalism & Self Sufficiency Topics => Homesteading and Self Reliant Living => Needles & Strings => Topic started by: AvenueQ on September 24, 2013, 08:08:30 PM

Title: Bust That Stash!
Post by: AvenueQ on September 24, 2013, 08:08:30 PM
If you're like me you have a running "stash" of supplies. It tends to pile up due to the little bits that are left over from old projects. There's not enough left to make anything really, but there has to be something you can do with them, right? Yes there is! I'm making this scarf from scrap yarn from old projects. I picked 7 different yarns and warped each string randomly. I did purchase the weft specially for this project. I think it's turning out well. The hardest part is getting the proper tension between all the different materials.

(http://i1303.photobucket.com/albums/ag141/smzstrasser/IMG_0481_zps8b859c0c.jpg)

(http://i1303.photobucket.com/albums/ag141/smzstrasser/IMG_0480_zps087bcfca.jpg)

I'm excited to make more of these and clean out my stash  :)
Title: Re: Bust That Stash!
Post by: RitaRose1945 on September 24, 2013, 08:13:44 PM
I love it!
Title: Re: Bust That Stash!
Post by: chickchoc on September 24, 2013, 09:08:34 PM
Lookin' goooood!

Another way to use up leftover yarn is to make hats with a circular loom.  My sister in law belongs to a group in Detroit that makes hats for the homeless.  Any scraps are readily used up and the results can be quite stunning.
Title: Re: Bust That Stash!
Post by: Mullers Lane Farm on December 04, 2013, 07:26:59 PM
I really like the looks of that scarf!  The smaller weft & loose weave really shows off the warp!

I've done somewhat of the same when I've gotten to the end of my project on the loom and still had plenty of warp left.  I'll use up bits and pieces of handspun of various sizes and colors and make a table runner or place mats or coffee rugs.

Here is the first one I did

 (http://www.mullerslanefarm.com/weave031313g.jpg)

I'll also use left over sock yarn to make 'Mojo' socks

 (http://www.mullerslanefarm.com/02032012mojo2.jpg)

And I've been known to make a few rectangular shawls using a combination of garter stitches and random rows of drop stitches out of small amounts of handspun.

Title: Re: Bust That Stash!
Post by: RitaRose1945 on December 04, 2013, 08:09:39 PM
Love the table runner, MLF!
Title: Re: Bust That Stash!
Post by: christphrmurray on December 04, 2013, 08:25:53 PM
Granny squares. Save them up and make a bed cover got a king size one took years to do all random collars most left overs from wife's yarn or goodwill/bargain store
Title: Re: Bust That Stash!
Post by: Mullers Lane Farm on December 04, 2013, 08:53:20 PM
Thanks RitaRose!

The socks actually won a blue ribbon viewer's choice at our guild's fiber festival this past October and one of my multi-yarn scarves won a red ribbon a few years ago.  Never would I have believed it!!
Title: Re: Bust That Stash!
Post by: annmedford on June 20, 2014, 11:16:04 AM
great projects! What kind of loom is it on the top thread?
Title: Re: Bust That Stash!
Post by: AvenueQ on June 20, 2014, 11:42:39 AM
That is a 20" Schacht Flip loom w/ stand. They are excellent, I highly recommend them.
Title: Re: Bust That Stash!
Post by: busymomx3 on June 20, 2014, 02:43:19 PM
Granny squares with extra yarn is a great idea thanks!