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...