Tuesday, March 10, 2015

F i b r e s ! !

I found a nifty app for my phone, that can turn a set of pictures into a mosaic, something I used to do years ago with Fibres when I was teasing people about a forthcoming shop update.
I will be re-opening the shop sometime next week, when all the March Birthday madness is out of the way, and this mosaic shows a few of the yummies that will be up for grabs :)
Now, I know this is my first fibre update for quite a long time, but I'd like to ask you guys to show a little restraint :P 
It will most DEFINITELY not be the last, I am really enjoying the gentle reintroduction back into my work, so I can foresee this happening quite regularly. 
I'd like as many people as possible to be able to get their hands on some, so I will give you all as much notice as possible, so you can be online when the update goes live :)

In other news, I am about to have a 16yr old and a 12 yr old. 

Tuesday, March 03, 2015

You have to start somewhere, right?

'Beast bought himself a handheld steam cleaner from Aldi a few weeks ago, and I know he's been iiiiiiitchiiiiiing to get into my Studio to really test it out. My Shameless cooker hasn't been cleaned in a good few years ... I could never really see the point, as I was sloshing my dyebaths around so much, I'd be forever cleaning it if I started!

So, to surprise me and make me smile (I love that man SO much) he only cleaned 1/2 of it, with promises of finishing the job the next day.

Woke up in my usual state this morning, a little anxious and wired after a broken nights sleep :-/ 

Same ol' Same 'ol ...

But, the sun was proper shining, and I promised myself I'd try to get into my studio today and finish the 'Spring Clean' (for want of a better term) ...
I am seeing it in a different way. The less excuses I have to STOP me from working in there, the better. The fact my cooker and studio is a little 'lived in' never stopped me working before :p

So am removing the obstacles. 
Piece by piece.

Clearing the floor was the biggest job, as it'd become a place to just 'dump' things, instead of finding them a permanent home. I am sure everyone understands what that's like!

The only obstacle to get around now is me !
My need to create needs to be encouraged...
... Gently.

So, the current plan I have is to go in there tomorrow, or sometime soon, and dye some fibre. Then try and dye some every day for a week. Do say, an hours work, 200-300g of fibre in that day, maybe. 
This seems reasonable, because dyeing fibre doesn't create as much steam as open and constantly-on-the-cusp-of-boiling dyebaths do. This means that if it's raining and cold, I can work with the door of my studio shut and not catch a chill.

Baby steps :)