It really, really isn’t. I can’t tell you how glad I am that the studio floor is finished. Stuart and I have been down there every evening since time began, and again this afternoon to remove the last batch of masking tape. Here is the hero of the week…
…and here’s the room he’s looking at.
The shelves do make it tricky to get a photograph of the space overall. Basically the idea is to have the looms on the right hand side, where the larger window is, while the left hand side will be a storage and design area.
Since I won’t be taking the dining table with me (no, I really won’t) the one piece of furniture I needed was a work table. My new neighbour, Mhairi Wild, pointed me across the street to the Tayside Recyclers office furniture warehouse: what a treasure trove of bargains! I very restrainedly stuck to my brief and only purchased this large desk. The shelves are designed so that each section faces alternate directions — hence the need to keep the unit in the middle of the room — and I’ve put my table against one of the “backs” so that I can use it as a design wall. Just as soon as I’ve nagged S into putting up some coat hooks for that pile of jackets!
This post is looking distinctly monochrome, so here’s a random picture of some of the finished twill medley scarves. I’m calling this collection The Colour Bazaar.
Actually, before I go, here’s another dose of grey and white but with added yellow. Not in the studio, but on the patio. We love having tubs of daisies by the front door in the summer — they just make you smile, don’t they? — and they are brilliant for flowering again and again over several months. Not this year, though. This year they sulked in invisible silence all through the wetness of July (can’t blame them for that) and now, suddenly, they have let rip and we are getting a whole summer’s worth of daisyness all at once. Fabulous.