The subject of stashes (yarns, fabrics, books, fiber art tools and/or supplies) is a common topic of conversation among fiber artists. This year, more than most, we’re guessing the stashes out there were used (at least partially…), sorted through, organized, admired or donated due to the fact that we’ve all been spending more time at home than usual. This year and last, Sievers has had a class for weavers to specifically “bust the stash”, taught by Judie Yamamoto. During the last week in September, the four students in class were able to create new combinations with yarns from their stashes, including using these hand-dyed wools.
If the definition of stash is to hide away or store in a secret place, then we think the maples, beeches, oaks, dogwoods, birches and more have been stashing their best until now, when they too, are “busting” their secretly hidden colors. Just in these last few days they’ve really started to reveal themselves.
In regards to stash, the knitters who are here for the Open Knitting Studio and the Creative Knitting Retreat class with Sandy De Master and Mary Germain can tell you all about it!
P.S. This is an infinitesimal portion of knitters’ stash.