I recently scored this gorgeous handmade vintage cedar chest second hand. It needs some repair, and actually a full-on stripping one day, but I’m so happy to have found it. A cedar chest is something I’ve been wanting for years, specifically for storing my hand knits during summertime. As you can see it just so happens to be the exact right width to hold my 38” Mirrix Loom when I’m not weaving, pictured here with a tapestry in progress. It’s also the perfect volume to store my current collection of hand-knits and tapestries with a little room for growth.
I think this is the perfect opportunity to share how I will be preparing my knits to be stored, and about moth prevention in general, because, if you don’t know already, storing one's knits properly in the summer is specifically a moth-prevention activity. Although it has been debated whether or not cedar wood repels moths, in my search for a cedar chest I have assumed that it does. But there are other measures that I take which are absolutely more important than having a cedar chest for storage.
So, let’s talk about moths and fibre...
About Caitlin Shepherd
88 Stitches is holding their final closeout sale before they close their doors for good. Losing Sue and her wonderful shop is a great loss for the community. Sue has always been a huge supporter of local designers and brands. In fact, she was the first person to buy my fluorescent chunky yarn and cowl pattern at the Surrey Pic-Knit in 2009, and was also the first person to invite me to have an Everlea Yarn trunk show at her shop. Her presence will be greatly missed from the Walnut Grove complex, but I know we will continue to see her participating in the knitting community, so it's not goodbye.
Support Sue by checking out her closeout sale at 88 Stitches in Walnut Grove, Langley. Everything in the shop is currently 40%-50% off!
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About Caitlin Shepherd
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