Stash tags are a great way of recording your yarn stash and keeping it at hand. Whether you are an aesthetic stasher with your yarn colour or weight coordinated in crates or a higgledy-piggledy bag beside the sofa kind of a stasher, this is a great way of keeping track of your yarns.
The tags allow you to quickly access a little of your yarn without having to rummage through your moth evading stash bags or tipping everything out of your stash bags/boxes/bins/cupboards/wardrobes...
Using the Stash Tags
I know that stashers have many ways of storing their yarn addiction and the stash tags offer two great ways of going through your stash without pulling everything out:
1 - You can record everything on your stash tags and attach them to the receptacle that you are using to store that yarn category in. For instance, if you make use of the organza bags that online purchased yarns often arrive in, then you can simply record the details of the yarn on the tag and tie it to the outside of the bag.
2 - If your yarn is in 'deep stash' (because you have problems with beasties like moths, or like many, you are hiding the extent of your stash from your significant other) then you can file the stash tags in a box file. By adding a little bit of the yarn to the tag, you can easily pull together colours, weights and total grams available to see if it is suitable for the project in mind.
The stash tags also allow you to quickly identify whether the yarn has been 'stashed' on Ravelry and there is a helpful 'notes' section on the back which could be used to mark down which pattern you bought the yarn for or the other yarns that you wanted to use with it. If you are going to add a length of yarn to the tag all you need to do is make two little cuts to the dots near the bottom of the tag and then wrap your yarn around the tag.
These are fantastic! So cute, sturdy and super useful! No more excuses for messy stash and WIPs. Thank you.
Jun 27, 2017 by Sara
These tags are well thought out. I am now able to include the necessary information on each ball of yarn, even if multiple balls came from the same skein. And I love that it's related to my ravelry account! Another bonus was when the seller found cheaper postage so I got more tags to make up the difference. VERY pleased!