|New hat. I so wanted to bead the felt decor|
after machine embroidery, but with sales
so low, I can't justify the work for the prices
I can getting. The new economy line, I think!
I closed my studio this week and it was hard work. Condensing another house into my small house is not easy and I found a place to store my felting tables until I can find another workspace. My house is like a bomb site. I look at the boxes and bags everywhere and I hardly know where to start, but I know I have to make a start of it or I will go nuts. There is space in the spare bedroom to store supplies and possibly sew, but there is only room on the kitchen table to lay out small felting projects. The full dye kitchen is much harder as there is so much STUFF to store and I think it will just have to go out to the shed and hope the weather doesn't ruin it. Mildew seems to be breeding with alacrity and as soon as I get the clutter under control, I need to wash walls with mildew killer and start painting.
|Using a lot of gray to foil brighter colours.|
Since most of my colours are hand-dyed,
it really makes the vibrant ones pop.
In the meantime, I am heading up to Showcase tomorrow to have a look around and meet a few people. I need feedback on my designs and time to look around and figure out where I am going next. Can't wait to see Pat Lawless' stand as he got a commendation from the Craft Council and the fabulous Garry Marcham will be up there also. If I can't succeed, then at least people I know and like should succeed!!
The mentor that I requested has finally arrived after three months wait and we need to put our heads together and see if we are agreed on what to do next. He is suggesting I change my business name and re-brand. I will have to be convinced!!!