The only surprise is that these shelves will hold a lot more wool so it looked a bit bare after I shifted our inventory. So I got to work in the dye pots and pans to create stock and plan to go in Monday and do more of same. Tomorrow is a holiday and I'm supposed to stay home with my little family, but they don't care where I am as long as we are a pack so they will come to work with me. I’ve missed so much time with Honey being sick and then blizzards, I hardly know what day it is anyway, a holiday is just another day.
I like dyeing; it’s more play than work and I like the instant gratification that working with a bit of coloured powder, wool and water can give. I worked on Yellows, a bit of orange and some pink. tomorrow I’ll tackle the blues and perhaps reds, or take whatever direction I fancy. All the wool I dyed is hanging on drying racks, which is beautiful to see, and tomorrow I’ll rip it into quarter yard and half yard pieces and add the labels. I love this part, feeling the softness....is there anything better than working with wool???
Anyway, come in and see our great new shelves and the eye candy they hold. The unit was cleverly constructed in four separate pieces fitting together to look as one continuous unit from wall to wall. There’s nothing plain about this Jane, and a straight box with shelves won’t do. I always like a bit of flair so they have great style, interesting feet and a molding along the top.
So I am off to bed and can’t wait to go back to the shop to process the wool and stack it on the shelves. With Shane in charge of the dye kitchen I don’t get to play wool dyer often and I miss that. I’m more of a picker now, taking wool off the shelves instead of putting it there. Helping people colour plan, selecting wool to construct kits or grab what I need for my own rug hooking. As we got busier and Shane became the Dye Guy, I let that part of the business go, but it felt good to be back in the apron again, if only for a couple of hours. I hope I can sleep tonight as I am a bit wired from an exciting evening in the dye kitchen. I'll take some pictures tomorrow when we have the shelves filled.