Most of the past month has been taken up with all matters dye studio related.
There have been some adventures, the photo above was taken on Harlech beach on an exceptionally windy day, which had pushed the sand in to these amazing patterns.
It took us a week to get the old caravan dismantled, though I had already done some bits and pieces over the past month, and have also been ruthless about getting rid of the things I'd been holding on to "just in case". The main structure of the new studio is now in place, and I'm starting to make plans for plumbing and electrics. Fingers crossed the bulk of the work will be done by the end of the month, and when we come back from Wonderwool we'll be able to move everything in again, and I should be mostly back in full flight by May.
The weather in March has been glorious, dry, warm with lots of sunshine. We had a beautiful walk down the Dysinni estuary, with stunning views back up the river towards the mountains.
My preparations for Wonderwool are nearly complete, as Covid regulations have relaxed they announced that there will now be a limited number of on-the-day tickets available, though only until the venue capacity has been reached. You can buy online tickets right up until the event, and the ticket booth on the gate will be cash only. If you're not sure about attending I recommend coming along on Sunday, the second day of a show is always much quieter, and most stands will still have a huge amount of stock for you to choose from.
Before Wonderwool I'm also running another live online workshop this time focusing on Non-Wool fibres. Like the last one this will run on 2 evenings, again with the option to do either session or both. Monday 11th April will focus on Animal Fibres, namely Kid Mohair, Cashmere and Baby Alpaca. Learn how to create soft fluffy yarns, from these fibres.
Wednesday 13th April will focus on Plant Fibres, looking at natural and synthetic plant fibres. Discover the joys of Ramie, learn how to put enough twist in to cotton, and learn how bamboo viscose is made and what sort of yarn it produces.
Just like before the Zoom call will use live auto-generated closed captions, and the session will recorded and uploaded online for you to watch back again for 2 months. If you can't make a session live you can just purchase a ticket and you will automatically be sent the link to the recording.
And with that I am off to carry on looking at sinks and planning possible layouts, I now have so many lists that there is even a master list of lists!