Thursday, April 12, 2018

Printable Handspun Yarn labels


I'm really not the most organised of people, but every so often I'll pull myself together, drag myself out from under the pile of chaos that's building up around me and sort myself out.

I love hand spinning and knitting, but the problem is, I enjoy the former quite a lot more than the latter.  Consequently, I have a pile of handspun yarn that I've spun purely for the pleasure and relaxation I get from spinning, with no real end purpose in sight.

I came to the conclusion that I'd be much more likely to use my yarn if I knew exactly what I had in the first place.  

I decided to design some handspun yarn labels, so that I know how much is in each skein and what gauge of yarn it is.  If I've dyed or blended it myself, I can also add which colours or dyes I used so that I can try to replicate it in future.  Now for me, that's organised!


This is just a small selection of my handspun yarn that I've managed to measure, weigh and label so far. At least now I can search for a pattern on Ravelry, knowing exactly the gauge and length of yarn I have in each skein.  I can see several cowls, gloves and shawls-worth right there!



Here's a png of my handspun yarn labels if you'd like to print your own, or I've created a PDF link here



They're designed to fit on A4 card, but I'm sure with a little resizing they'll work well on US letter card too.  All you need to do is cut them out and punch a hole to attach them to your skein. 


I've printed mine onto cream linen cardstock, but they'd also look beautiful on hammered card or watercolour paper.


If you're feeling really organised, make sure that the loop you attach the label to your skein is long enough so that you can reattach the label to the outer yarn of your centre-pull ball.  That way it doesn't unravel from the outside; if you have any left over, you'll be able to work out exactly how much from the weight.

I hope you find my labels useful!  Happy spinning!

Copyright - I'm sharing these labels purely for personal use.  Please do not use them for commercial use.  Feel free to share them with your friends, but please give them the link to this page.

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