Sunday, February 14, 2016

Fibre Binder – An Update

Every January Mum and I pull out the stash to do an updated inventory list.  The stash lives in the hallway linen closet and everything (pretty much) lives in a tub. Please note, when all the stash is put away, there is no room in the inn!
Each tub is filled with a single type of fibre.  In the below picture is the tub for mercerized cotton of various sizes.  Somehow over the year a cone of linen/cotton blend snuck in!
So the tubs get a good tidy up and the cones all get re weight for the Fibre Binder.  Mum developed the Fibre Binder in March 2009 and we are still using it!  Honestly, it makes it much easier to keep track of what we need to buy to compliment a yarn because it can come along for the shopping trip!
The binder is divided into sections based on fibre and grist.  Each cone of fibre is weigh and a small piece snipped off to show colour.  Manufacturer, colour name, and anything else we know about the yarn are also added.  We try to keep it updated throughout the year but sometimes in the rush to move onto the next project we forget; so doing it right away in the New Year sets the tone for the year!
This year we did a little cull of things that we just aren’t going to use in the foreseeable future.  There are cones of wool, cotton, chenille and linen.  Everything is being donated to a sale in March with the proceeds going to the charity Grandmothers to Grandmothers.  The Stephen Lewis Foundation launched the Grandmothers to Grandmothers Campaign in March 2006, in response to the emerging crisis faced by African grandmothers as they struggled to care for millions of children orphaned by AIDS. 
Final Photo is the Comox Glacier.  It dominates the landscape in our area.  It is truly huge and there is something majestic about it.

1 comment:

Peg Cherre said...

Oooo...I love the concept of the Fiber Binder. I do an inventory at the end of every year, but never considered doing the snips of each yarn and binding them. It is the logical next step. Wish I had a little fairy who could do that for me. ;-)