I’ve seen pictures of James Koehler’s studio before and am always enthralled by the shelves of yarns. A recent post (with pictures) by Rebecca Mezoff reminded me again of how gorgeous those yarns are. I was thinking about those as I rewound partially used balls of yarn. How did he decide the grouping of the colors? With some of my yarns, I can’t decide to which group they belong. Red? Orange? Should I look at the dye formulas and use the color that has the highest percentage?
My studio: The purple chair is used at the ikat measuring table. An Elfa shelf is planned for above the windows for holding finished pieces.
My friend has recently started renting studio space and her production has increased tremendously. I think about that and wonder if the same would be true for me. Then I run up against the dyeing part. As things stand now, I can start my dyepots, set the timer, and go back inside to weave, checking on the yarns while they simmer. I also wonder if the presence of other artists would make me less focused and more social, thus not getting as much work done. On the other hand, being around people might be a plus. Nevertheless, I probably won’t be moving out of my studio anytime soon. Just the thought of packing up all that stuff is a huge deterrent.