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.

5 comments:

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? :-)