It's a brand new year why not consider having some fun and destashing with friends? Destashing is a great way to use up, give away, swap, or sell good yarn and also help charity at the same time! As my regular readers know I do help to operate two charitable Facebook groups. Knitting and crocheting become a good habit that lasts a lifetime. However, in that lifetime one can accumulate A LOT of yarn... I mean a LARGE amount LOL! Now I'm sure that some of my readers have the same "problem"? (well maybe problem is too strong of a word) Therefore, I came up with some ideas to help make destashing more entertaining!
First, credit where credit is due. Darleen Hopkins proprietress of Crochet by Darleen Hopkins shared some of her destashing ideas in the email newsletter she writes for her followers. crochetbydarleenhopkins.com/author/crochetbydarleenhopkins/ She got me thinking about all the ways to destash for good.
Destashing for charity should be something we can enjoy and even share with friends. How about a destashing party? Like a swapmeet only just yarn or yarn, fabric and tools. Most fiber artists have their favorite charities with whom they share their work. In order to share the love here's how I envisioned a destashing extravaganza!
A couple of words of warning: Make sure to tell your group if you smoke, your yarn/fabric is exposed to pets, or use strong laundry detergent/perfumes.
Ideas for charity work are all over the web. If you need an idea or two check out these great websites:
In all the preparation and exchanging keep in mind that this should be FUN. Enjoy the process of sharing your passion with others! Lets make our communities stronger together!
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