It’s been a busy week of cleaning, cooking, celebrating and visiting so I didn’t manage to make much progress on my current projects. I did however have a chance to do a little homework for the spinning classes that I’ve been taking for the past two weeks.
During the first and second spinning classes we received 10 small bags of wool fiber to prepare and spin. We’ve been encouraged to keep notes on each fiber so I spent a few minutes this morning devising a system to store my samples.
I came up with this idea after seeing a similar product being sold as needle point thread organizer at my local craft store.
I first gathered the following items.
- one binder ring
- one hole punch
- 3″ X 5″ index cards
- self sealing snack bags
- small cards ( cut from thick card paper)
Next, I assembled one bag for each fiber type. Each bag includes a small lock of fiber, a yarn sample wrapped around a small thick card, and an index card with notes on fiber preparations and the breed.
To keep the samples packages together, I punched a hole in the corner of each bag and then inserted the binder ring into the holes.
Now all my samples are keeped together instead of getting scattered in my spinning basket. It’s really a simple idea that I hope will keep my samples organized and will serve as a good reference for future projects.
I sure that everyone has their own system for keeping samples. What to you do?