Thursday, 12 August 2010
Stand for my naturally dyed merino
John Stoker the partner of the Mulberry Dyer to make me two stands one for my hand spun yarns (on the left) and then one large one for my merinos which at Woolfest and Wonderwool occupied one side of the stall. Then having got got used to hanging my merinos up I was frustrated as I could not take this large stand to many of the smaller events I do. For example next week I am off to teach at Malvern Hills Summer School where I will have twelve students in a small classroom (Incidentally there are a few places left I believe on the Felted Collars-where we will be using 15micron merino.) . After a table for samples this leaves me one table for the "shop". So. a few months ago .........from the back of my studio I stumbled on a rotating stand made many years ago and found it useful for hanging merino only a little small. I tried it out when I taught the North Wales Embroidery Guild and the Fiesty Felters in Shrewsbury and found I seemed to be selling more merino despite a price increase. So I decided to ask Michael Williams who made the stand to make another one only a bit bigger. Efficiently he still had the design for the first one although it must have been a few years ago and made me a new one and here it is it arrived yesterday .