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Fall Back In Love...
With Your Stash

Even if you don’t know how to use it, don’t know what it fully contains, tried before and ended up with a mess, or aren't sure if what you have is even worth saving!

As a weaver, you know just how easy it is to accumulate yarn...

Let me know if this sounds familiar

You find a sale at yarn.com….

the result: more yarn

You inherit a fellow weaver’s stash…

the result: more yarn

You run across an estate sale…

the result: more yarn

You attend a workshop or festival....

the result: more yarn

Your grandchildren send you a thoughtful b-day gift…

the result: more yarn

You have a project in mind…

the result: more yarn

You don’t have a project in mind, but a stunning color caught your eye…

the result: more yarn

And then there’s the “I’m not inspired by this” day, or “these colors just don’t work together” hunch, or “I might not have enough material to make this work” moment...

…which all lead to one undeniable fact

...adding MORE to your stash.

And over the years, through many different channels
You’ve accumulated an excessive amount of yarn.

From the outside looking in, it may seem like an amazing form of abundance.
So much opportunity! Supply overload! Possibilities to try something new!
And a lot of the time, it is. 

Truly.

But you and I both know all too well what can sometimes come of those overflowing bins in your closet...

Picture it:

You’re face-to-face with your stash closet. (You know what I mean - it’s in the corner of your backroom and consists of nine to eleven million bins. All stacked on top of each other like some weird version of yarn Tetris.)

You stand there, gazing at all those bins, and emotions take over the logical part of your brain. Because you have NO idea what’s in all those bins. 

Your mind races, flooding your creative brain with tough questions like:

What am I going to make?
Where do I start with all the extra bits and bobs?
Can I even use up this hodgepodge of stuff?
What colors do I need that will mix well together?
How do I even work with all the mystery yarn?
What if I waste all that beautiful yarn I’ve been saving?

But you’re a weaver - strong and determined. You find a few colors you *think* will work well together, and leap fingers first into that new project.

That’s when you’re confronted with more stash struggles.

You try to dress the loom with a mixed warp and get frustrated with tangles, tension problems, and broken-off yarn. 

After a couple hours of yarn-wrestling, the next wave of struggles hit..…

Yarn that’s too lumpy. Too thick. Too thin. Yarn that won’t behave like you thought it was going to. And those dull colors... how are you supposed to brighten them up?

The effort’s there, but everything comes out...a little underwhelming.

Cue 
The
Stash Struggles.

Que The Stash Struggles.

But Wait -
It Gets Worse...

The more problems that arise, the more you’re compelled to just throw in the towel and start fresh with...

More. New. Yarn.
One step forward and two steps back.

We get it.
Weaving something beautiful from your stash is both an art and a science.

The good news is… alleviating stash struggles can be learned.

And creating projects from your stash yarn that you’re proud of has never been easier.

If you’re here with us now, then you KNOW how unsettling it is when you’re held back from using the yarn you have on hand…

...Due to a lack of interest + a lack of confidence.​​​​

No need to remind you of that 🙂

But maybe you didn’t know that by designing with your stash using the stash method that we’re about to share with you, you’ll also be feeling...

  • AT PEACE because you’re not spending more money on material, and you’re working with what you’ve got!

  • ACCOMPLISHED because you can create new things from stale materials. 

  • CREATIVELY INCLINED because when you look into your stash, you are smitten with possibilities. 

  • RELIEVED because you aren’t overwhelmed with  guilt from  buying more yarn. 

  • TRIUMPHANT because you can do anything with your existing stash.

  • EMPOWERED because you know that you have the tools to make “a silk purse out of a sow’s ear” - you can use up that ‘blah’ yarn and make something more appealing than dishrags.

YES, these outcomes are totally within reach for you. 

… But they DO depend on you taking a straight-line, step-by-step approach.

One that leverages the most proven ‘weaving from your stash’ system while dodging all those momentum killers like not knowing how the yarn will behave or jive together.

One that’s been our secret weapon to eagerly clear through a wealth of yarn, without any second-guessing or stash setbacks.

And… one that you’ll excitedly look back on a few weeks from now when you're curled up on your couch, wrapped up in your new scarf feeling so proud of what you just tackled.

And the way our current world is turning
there’s been no better time to stay home
and work on the hobby you love...

...Using up what you’ve got.
Saving money.
Negating buyer’s remorse.

And working through your​​​​ stash. 

And if you’re still with us, then we couldn’t be more excited for you

To ditch the stash struggles and weave beautiful designs with what you’ve got

You may know us from…

Introducing…

Stash Weaving Success

Stash Weaving Success helps you confidently create new designs that you’re unmistakably proud of… all from your old, leftover stash.

Perfect for weavers whose bins of excess yarn have left them bored, uninspired, and directionless. 

It’s time to fall back in love with your stash.

With Stash Weaving Success, you’ll learn how to…

Identify mystery yarns and predict how they’ll behave
{so you can confidently deal with execution issues as they arise}

Banish stash paralysis by using up material that you already have in your house
{so you can stop feeling guilty for purchasing more yarn}

Avoid typical pitfalls when working with bits and bobs

{so you don’t struggle with yarn tangling, tension issues, or breaking threads}

Save money and time because you don’t need to purchase any more material

{so you can reduce anxiety and enjoy yourself while staying indoors}

Create beauty from forgotten old material that lost its oomph
{so you finally use that yarn you bought for one purpose but never got around to}

Go ahead.

Pull that overflowing stash out of your closet. 

Let us show you how this all breaks down.

Chapter 1

What's Lurking in Your Stash?

Walk away with the know-how to identify mystery yarns as well as the confidence to evaluate characteristics that affect whether yarns can be combined.

Learn how far you can make limited material go, and gleefully declutter your stash by using up the small bits that you didn’t think had a spot in your project.

You’ll experience some major satisfaction in using up every last scrap...while giving yourself the freedom and entitlement to even buy more yarn.

Chapter 2

Color: Making Magic and Avoiding Mud

Walk away knowing how to solve the three biggest bugaboos of color in weaving:

Colors that weave into mud, patterns that disappear, and cloth that feels blah.

Plus, you’ll excel in the fundamentals of weaving with color: how the draft affects color mixing, picking colors that WIN, choosing colors to make your pattern sing, and how to give your cloth pizzazz.

Chapter 3

Designing Warps: Mix It Up

Walk away knowing how to design a project where different yarns are evenly mixed over the entire warp.

You’ll learn how to balance your material without getting chaos or confusion, and you’ll know exactly how to sidestep the nightmares of stretchy threads getting looser and non-stretchy threads getting tighter.

Plus, learn how to make sure your colors STAY beautiful, and keep your patterns visible - even with lots of colors scattered at random.

Chapter 4

Seductive Stripes

Walk away with the tools to weave different yarns together into stripes. No more issues (like ripples!) when weaving textures and stripes - because you’ll understand the behaviors of the yarn and nurture their needs accordingly. This new insight will even allow you to expertly exploit them - you’ll learn how to produce interesting effects with your new-found knowledge!

Plus - ever wondered how color works with stripes? You'll learn how to use stripes to keep your colors bold and beautiful, and how to use proportions to tame those domineering stash colors! 

Chapter 5

To the Loom: Dress for Success

Walk away knowing two different methods for preparing your warp, and how to decide which one best suits your needs.

Learn how to wind your yarns separately and get them on the loom with ease, and  also find out how to wind several yarns together at once to exponentially save time, eliminate frustration, and make limited resources go further.

This hack will give you more flexibility when you get on the loom (because we both know that frequent color changes are incredibly tedious and time-consuming).

Chapter 6

The Beater Hits the Fell: Sampling and Weaving

Open your eyes to the magic of sampling to save time and materials,  and learn techniques for sampling with just tiny amounts of that precious yarn.

Walk away with an army of ways to course correct when a project isn’t cooperating - for example, how to modify your loom to manage parts of your warp that stretch differently than others, or how to correct for an imperfect sett without resleying.

You'll save yourself endless frustration for every future project!

HERE'S HOW THIS COURSE IS DIFFERENT FROM THE WEAVE-ALONG:

As you may know, the Stash-Busting Scarf Weave-along is a goldmine of resources and hacks to help you confidently pull from your leftovers, and design a scarf within the specifications Janet and Tien provided.

‘Stash Weaving Success’ is the next-level course that takes the weave-along fundamentals and digs deeper into every single aspect of stash weaving. The course will transform you into an independent designer! You’ll be empowered to design your own projects - to choose your own drafts, select your own yarns, and plan your own colors.

This course will continue to grow your skills, so you find inspiration and see opportunities each time you look at your stash!

Exclusive Enrollment Bonuses

Eight LIVE Demo lessons where we work one-on-one with one of your fellow students through the week's lessons, explaining each lesson and demoing the exercises while answering her questions - and yours! (Sessions will be recorded for those who cannot attend the live sessions.)

Eight LIVE Weekly Q&A sessions so you can get your questions answered in real-time. These sessions provide you with detailed answers to support you as you progress through ‘Stash Weaving Success.’ We don’t offer any 1:1 training outside our courses, so this perk is a huge access point to getting our brain on your projects. (Sessions will be recorded for those who cannot attend live, and you can email questions in advance.)

Private Facebook community (exclusively for students who have taken our live classes) where you can post questions and share inspiration. You’ll have access to Tien, Janet, and your fellow students directly inside this group for life!

Discussion Board for each module. Many weavers have found our personal insights and responses in the discussion board to be WELL worth the investment alone. Post your question right into the dashboard for additional support as you make your way through the course chapters.

Color Picker Tool to explore different design possibilities. This is Tien’s proprietary, FUN, and highly effective tool for designing colors. Students have described it as "addictive"!

Permanent access to all Stash Weaving Success course materials for you to pause, re-listen, and continue to return to months down the road.

Once you’ve worked through ‘Weaving From Your Stash,’ you’ll have every tool you need to confidently work with your material on hand, and weave projects that spark joy, save money, and eliminate all stash setbacks.

Because when you have a structured and scientific ruleset in your back pocket, you can work with any size, type, or color - even those mystery fibers - to understand and predict exactly how your project will come together.

You’ll be in good hands…

By joining Stash Weaving Success, you’ll benefit from the expertise of two weaving masterminds who are committed to helping you get re-inspired by your old yarn. 

Meet Tien

Tien Chiu is a multi-award-winning and nationally-recognized weaver. Trained as a mathematician, she brings scientific analysis into her weaving approach - helping weavers understand the underlying rules of colors, rather than depending on unreliable intuition. Humbled by features such as her Kodachrome Jacket masterpiece on the cover of Handwoven magazine + her hand-woven wedding dress as part of the permanent collection at The Henry Ford Museum, Tien has dedicated her life’s work to giving back to the weaving community and teaching others how to perfect weaving with color.

“Since learning from Tien, I can now search through my stash of colors, understand which ones work well together, and create designs I previously struggled to capture. She is a gifted and personable teacher - her classes have helped me design and create projects that I have never been more excited about and look forward to continuing the discovery.”

Robin L

Meet Janet

Janet Dawson is a high-level artist + weaving teacher, and the owner of the award-winning yarn studio, The Bobbin Tree. After enrolling over 8,000 students in her original floor loom course, her students unanimously rave at her knack for breaking down and teaching complex ideas in a way that’s easy to understand. As a teacher for many conferences, guilds, and schools across the US and Canada - one of her favorite transformations is witnessing that moment for her students when everything begins to "click" for the first time.

“I can honestly say that Janet Dawson is a breath of fresh air. Janet's teaching method left me feeling encouraged, and confident in my own abilities. I have learned more from Janet than I did from any class, or book anywhere else.”

Wrightvin

Got questions?
We’ve got answers!

I’ve already tried weaving from my stash - it was unsuccessful. How will this course be any different?

The two of us have created an integrated system to teach how you can best work with unknown yarns. Janet understands the physical aspects of weaving from your stash, and Tien is a color expert. Together, we're teaching you a system that covers both pieces of the puzzle - color and physical challenges - so you'll master both parts.

That means you won’t be guessing anymore - you’ll have accurate calculations to understand exactly how your yarns will work together. We’re confident your outcome will be different, once you understand yarn behaviors in a whole new light.

This course is delivered online. What if I’m not technically inclined?

That’s okay! This online program has been meticulously organized to help serve all weavers - even those who aren't tech-savvy. (One of the biggest comments that we continually hear about our courses is how well organized and easy to navigate they are!)

Do I get access to the teachers?

YES, YOU DO! This program is set up to provide you with all the custom support you need. With the live weekly Q&A sessions, exclusive Facebook group, and the easy-to-use in-course ‘discussion tab’ online, you will have access to both of us if questions arise throughout your course progress.

Do I have to attend the course at a particular time?

Not at all. This program was created with you in mind - the weaver who wants to watch on their own time, hit pause, re-watch, take a break, reheat your coffee, and then come back for more! Unlike live conferences, there is no set schedule for working through this course - plus, you’ll have all the material for life!

All the live demos and Q&A sessions will be recorded and posted in the course, and you can send in questions before the Q&A sessions if you can't attend at the time of the session. Transcripts and closed-captioning will be available.

What if I don’t have a stash?

Non-stash weavers really do exist?! First, congrats on that (our stashes are massive). Secondly - you don’t need to have a stash to greatly benefit from this course.  Regardless of what yarn you’re using (old or new), this course is a fantastic way to learn how to mix yarns, add in different fibers, and understand how colors work together.

What if I'm not satisfied with the course?

Stash Weaving Success comes with a 100% satisfaction guarantee. We understand that it feels risky to sign up for a digital product that you can't see or touch. And as two top weaving teachers, we believe in Stash Weaving Success so passionately that we guarantee you'll like it.

So - if, during the first 30 days of the class, you haven't found the program worth your investment, you can ask for a full refund, as we wouldn't feel right keeping your money. No questions asked, nothing to fill out, no strings attached.

How long do I get access to the course?

You have lifetime access to all course materials!

And we do mean lifetime access. If the unexpected happens and the course platform goes away, you'll have 90 days to download all course materials.

THE BOTTOM LINE

You’ll have a rinse-and-repeat process to draw from each and every time you go to mix yarns and fibers. You’ll get the freedom to ACQUIRE more stash without worrying about never actually using it. Ultimately, you’ll walk away with hands-on and useful tricks for working with your stash in ways you might never have considered before. 

But It All Goes Away Soon…  

Here’s the thing - this opportunity won't be available for long. We’ll be closing the doors for registration on June 26, 2020. 

Claim your spot inside Stash Weaving Success before it all goes away.

That means you'll receive...

Chapter 1: What's Lurking In Your Stash?

Chapter 2: Color: Making Magic and Avoiding Mud

Chapter 3: Designing Warps: Mix it Up

Chapter 4: Seductive Stripes

Chapter 5: To the Loom: Dress for Success

Chapter 6: The Beater Hits the Fell: Sampling and Weaving

Eight Live Q&A sessions

Eight Live Demo sessions

Discussion Board Feedback

Private Facebook Community

Unlimited Access

... All for just ONE Payment of $147

Here’s the truth: we’re tired of all the expensive, once full-of-possibility yarn becoming has-beens on weavers' shelves. We want to give them another chance… but we can’t do it alone.

Let us help you see that YOU are capable of beautiful designs. You will develop the talent and knowledge to shake up your stash and find the creative joy it once sparked for you. We’ve broken it down and are giving away all our functional and design secrets so you, too, can become part of the Stash Weaving Success Movement. 

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