Tuesday, 19 June 2007

I see a Light

At the end of the tunnel, that is. Most of the orders have gone out. I am waiting on new stock from Heirloom Embroideries in the UK to fill the couple of back-orders I have. I can finally see me having everything finished in time for us to go off on holiday for a week.

Yesterday I spent all day dyeing silk. Tomorrow I need to dye cotton. I must say I enjoy dyeing the silk much more then the cotton but then I am a self confessed silk snob.

Here is a photo of one of my dyeing racks loaded down with hanks of freshly dyed silk.

Today, I plan on sending out the orders that came in yesterday, packing a box of cottons for Tina, one of my winders and then cleaning my office. When I am preparing for a show and for a few weeks after, my office and workroom looks like a bomb has hit it. There are boxes, papers, charts, threads and other bits and pieces everywhere. At the moment I can't see the top of either of my work tables and am dodging boxes everytime I move.

By the end of the week I just might be able to make a start on those new designs that are running around in my head.


joann said...

WOW!!! look at all that silk!
wouldn't you just love to run your hands thru them all?

i too am a silk snob when i can afford it! :)

Melanie said...

That picture is so beautiful Jo! Makes me long to take over the house with my dyes and paraphernalia again :)

Karen said...

It would be all I could do to not carefully spread that out on the floor and roll around in it! I would, of course, wait for it to dry :b That is a gorgeous picture, Jo!

monique said...

LOL! I experience that "bomb effect", too :) Love that silk on the bottom row!

thutmosis said...

From a confirmed member of thDinky Dye Silky Slut Society, all that silk looks positively wonderful! Can I come and play in it? :-)