Monday, 12 December 2011
You've not yet tried one of my shibori dyed scarf kits? What are you missing!
It's been a busy few weeks over here at Blue Box Studio. We've been at fairs around the west country (and as far as Salisbury) since the beginning of October and each has been better than the last. Each has also generally been better than the same fair last year so we must be doing something right. Some things we make have now been relegated to that great big craft fair in the sky, other things have become even more popular - as have my shibori dyeing kits. I made a new batch of dyes for these in October, then November and now December! With all the dye blending, printing, batching and bagging they are quite labour intensive to make up, but they are 100% my own idea, to my own colours and instructions.
Only 2 colours are available at the moment, Autumn Leave and Summer Sunset (at fairs they are Woodland walks and Rosy Glow, we fancied a change of name) but more will be designed next year once I've sourced more dyes and worked out the new names given by the manufacturer.
I love that so many people will now have fun making their own creation in their microwave (or I have steamer instructions if you prefer) and they are the present that goes on giving ...... there is the fun of making and then the fun of wearing something that is original to you, and you made it too!
My kits are available from me at fairs and through my Etsy, Folksy and Artfire shops.
Talking of fairs - just the one to go now before we take a well earned rest for a few weeks. Next Saturday we are at the Guildhall in Salisbury again (my car knows its own way there now, which is just as well as we have to leave home 6am to get there and set up in time; take pity on us :) ). What we have is what we have - my printer if going 10 to the dozen but we are unlikely to have more than that number of kits so if you were moseying over to see us and get one, it's still limited stock, although I might be able to post one to you.
And then there are a few more scarves listed in my shops - follow the hyperlinks above. Many items have free worldwide postage in my Etsy and Artfire shops.
The printer has printed and my coffee has gone cold. Time to get out in my studio and start making kits - I'm just dependent on one supplier getting silk to me and me and the elves can start work.