Just a little update about progress on the studio…


Because you probably can’t come by and see it yet, I thought it would be fun to share the progress on the studio space. Today, I spent some time putting up all my dyes & checking inventory on them, and arranging my tabletop workspace. I still need to bring the crock pot and microwave up – I use dedicated equipment, for safety’s sake – and ALL the fleeces. So many fleeces, you guys.

Tabletop dyeing

This is where the color will happen.

[you might notice the little amigurumi Zombie Xiane and Zombie Rob, hanging out on the shelves, hehee]

The next important task was to get the fleece-scouring area ready. That involved a good scrubbing of the sink and surrounding area, then setting up and organizing the space with rubber gloves, fiber wash, strainer, various basins… also, I took the time to get the kitcheny-oriented items together and neat, because people will still want to wash their dishes and get water for tea and the like there, you know? :D

fleece washing area

Look at how it sparkles! *ahem*

The other major area is where the microwave will go, and where I’m starting to hang my personal yarns as a sort of installation. It’s all my own spins at the moment – my Ravelympics Ravellenic Games yarn from the last games, and my paper shred yarn… I want to add other amazing yarns from my favorite fiber artists to inspire me, too.

installation

Paper yarn, dye shelves, empty spaces scream to be filled.

It looks like I should be able to start creating by this weekend. If you’d like to come by and say hello, just drop me a line and see when I’ll be there – I’d love to see you, and to show you around and if you haven’t seen them before, too!


About Xiane

I am totally in love with what I do, which is blend amazing fibers, colors, and textures into a tactile rainbow of awesome. I feel lucky that I get to do what I love as a way to make a living, and I celebrate it every day.