Saturday, July 21, 2012

Studio clean up

 Finally my untidy studio was becoming too hard to work in. (forgot to take before... photos but believe me it was messy). Stuff everywhere, big spider webs hanging off the walls and piles of dead flies. So I decided to spend a day cleaning and tidying the place. I filled 2 big boxes with unwanted things for recycling and 2 bags with rubbish. So now I can move around in the space which is a fairly small area where I do most of my carding and all the dyeing.
 I washed all the walls and was surprised that nearly all the dye splatter washed off saving me from repainting.
 The units are ex high-school drawers and cupboards. My husband added the benchtop all down one wall.
He also included bench height plugs (plenty of them).
 I enjoy dyeing yarns here whilst looking out on the garden. There isn't a water supply in the building so I boil water in a tea urn and recycle the spent dyebaths by adding fresh dye colours and yarn.
 Watched over by the dye angel made by Liz King, a talented cloth artist who lives near me. She lives high up so I don't splash her too much with dye drips.
The dye bottles are refilled and I'm ready to go. So please....Milton Mill finish spinning the yarn this week.


Below are a few artist trading cards I made. These were the rejects I didn't trade but they look nice together.

3 comments:

skaro964 said...

:)

Kiwiyarns said...

It's great to have a clean out now and again. Please, please, do some deep colours for your next alpaca yarn dyeing!!

Doespins said...

Absolutely what colours would you like?