Well, it is the beginning of a new year and time to get back to work. The Christmas break was too short, with both Glenn and I returning to the day jobs last Monday. I don’t do resolutions, but this year, I want to focus on communicating better and in a more timely manner. Time is always my worst enemy with far more to do in every day than time available to do it. The couple of weeks leading up to Xmas were very busy with a large number of people getting last minute gifts into the post. With the delays caused by the postal industrial action, the last week before the 25th had some anxious moments.
We are now getting ready for the start of the 2010 show circuit. My show schedule is available on the website. Check it out to see when I will be near you. Last weekend, we dyed some of the wool. About half of the colourways have now been done, with all the silks and the remainder of the wool to be started soon. The picture below shows the mountain of wool dyed and packed so far.
This weekend we hand painted a tonne of fabric for craft circles or make and takes. Every year, I run different workshops and hands on classes at the shows and this year is no different. I am really looking forward to this years programme and look forward to getting started. The picture below shows some of the fabrics we dyed.
These will be used as the basis for a surface design hands on workshop which will allow participants to stretch themselves with three or four surface design products resulting in an original, unique, one off fabric that can then be used for a range of projects. I have been making samples this afternoon while Andrew has packed Pearl Ex pigments. Andew has worked all week, packing the wool top; dyeing, cutting and packing fabric; packing kits and now Pearl Ex. The terrible mess in the background is not mess! It is just works in progress that are all out at once. Amazing what you don’t notice until you take a photo! Now that I have noticed, I will have to tidy up or I won’t get anything else done tonight.