Updated June 19, 2021.
A few years ago y friend Kristin who runs the blog Craft Leftovers and has a great idea — have a stash-busting month. Vow not to buy any new craft materials for the next month (until July 15) and then challenge yourself to use them in a new project. In the last year, we’ve been using our stash lots, but the purpose of this challenge is to make a project only using stash threads.
I’d like to put a needlepoint spin on it and encourage you all to make something from your stash. Your project needs to come completely from your stash, canvas, threads, everything. It can be an original project, a UFO, a canvas from your stash, or even a project that is in your stash.
If you like, you can challenge yourself further by trying to pick colors that are different than what you would normally use. Maybe pick an overdye that isn’t one you’d normally use and see how it will work with the other threads in your stash.
Throughout the month, on Tuesdays, I’m going to feature a Scrap Bag Needlepoint design from my archives to encourage you to use what you have. These will be great projects from around the Web.
When you have one of your stash-busting projects done, send me a scan or a picture, and next month sometime, I’ll create a gallery of them with some special prizes for entries and winners.