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« on: November 11, 2005 01:40:41 PM »

I got some of those vacuum storage bags for my birthday.  After I put away all my summer clothes, I wondered if I could do the same with my stash, since I'm not using a lot of it at the moment.

Has anybody done this?  Has it damaged the fibers at all?  Most of it is just cheap acrylic so I wouldn't be too sad but wouldn't like to see all that money gone down the drain.
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« Reply #1 on: November 11, 2005 01:45:19 PM »

Whew!   Tongue  For a moment there I though you meant something else entirely!   Your "stash".  He he he.

I don't see how this could damage it...you mean wool right?  Infact it ight keep it clean and nice.   Hey, if you can vaccuum pack a sweater why not wool...I say give it a try.   
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« Reply #2 on: November 11, 2005 01:46:59 PM »

haha i thought you meant weed too.
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« Reply #3 on: November 11, 2005 01:52:34 PM »

Whew!   Tongue  For a moment there I though you meant something else entirely!   Your "stash".  He he he.

Hee!  Although it is kind of an addiction now that you mention it...
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« Reply #4 on: November 11, 2005 03:19:41 PM »

something to consider is that wool moths & other yarn-eating creatures hate light & circulating air, but love dark, enclosed, & undisturbed spaces.
so if you accidentally vacuum pack in a moth or some moth larvae, you might end up with eaten yarn.
i would imagine that the vacuuming would take out most of the air, but i've also seen some bags that arent very air-tight - i imagine those would be the problemactic ones.
you mentioned most of your stash is acrylic & if thats the case, then it wouldn't matter, as creatures only eat animal fibers, but its still something to consider.

you can also microwave your yarn or toss it in a ziploc & into the freezer for a few days & *then* vacuum pack it - any critter that can survive a microwave or a deep freeze is a creature i don't want to think about ;-)
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« Reply #5 on: November 11, 2005 10:37:15 PM »

Or toss a moth ball or moth crystals with the yarn to be sure. Place in little bag.  then air out yarn be for you use it.
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« Reply #6 on: November 14, 2005 04:53:34 AM »

Rather tham mothballs, I'd like to suggest better-smelling stuff like peppermint/lavendaer/eucalyptus/cedar/rosemary/mint/thyme/cloves

http://216.109.125.130/search/cache?p=natural+moth+repellant&ei=UTF-8&u=www.care2.com/channels/solutions/home/187&w=natural+moth+repellant&d=IAEcZWFULucg&icp=1&.intl=us

http://www.bsmithwithstyle.com/home/tips/moth_sach.html

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