How many times does one start over in their lifetime? My guess would be hundreds. I'm starting on one of those do-overs now.
A dozen or so years ago I started a small business offering handspun yarn and hand dyed fiber. Business was good and I made a decent living for several years. When my mother passed away a few years back, it took the wind out of my sails and I sold or gave away nearly all of my equipment, supplies and inventory.
Now I find myself breathing deep and filling my sails with a freshening wind. The numbness is fading and the creativity has returned. It's been a long time since I felt driven to 'make something.'
Tea towels to be woven off.
The idea has been rumbling around in my head for awhile now and has been brought to the surface by a series of posts by @Taskmaster4450. In this series he extols the virtues of Hive, and how if you believe in the future of the platform then you should get up off your ass and
act like it. Paraphrasing of course, but I thank him for the push.
Business should be built on Hive, says he. Now I don't think he meant my kind of business lol, but it is a perfect place to document my progress, even if only to myself.
Another person directly responsible for encouraging me in a roundabout way is @dandays. He said how he is a wreck when he goes to push the button when he is about to publish a post, yet he does it beautifully, over and over again. To me that speaks of courage, and I am drawing on it now as I feel like I am about to lose my breakfast 😂. So a big thanks to him as well.
There is a studio on the back of the property, built by my son, his father and my brother. It was built to be a music studio and has served that purpose since early 2018. Now it is to be my own place to restart my fiber arts business. I retained two floor looms and two spinning wheels so I am set in that respect. The first lot of bare yarn has arrived and I am dyeing (pun intended) to get back to work.
The incoming weaving studio
The outgoing music studio
This is a single room 20'x20'. A solid half is still filled with music equipment. Until that is clear I will satisfy myself with the corner you see above. Not promising that the creep of yarn will be contained to just that corner 😂
Bare yarn, looking for love
A few skeins that have had a dunk in the dyepots
Once I choose a name for my baby business I will be off to the races. I wish there was a Hive button to place right next to the paypal button on the checkout page, it would be a great ice breaker to get Hive into the conversation, even if it were not yet functional.
All photos are my own using a camera I have no idea how to operate. I miss my polaroid 😂 Thanks for reading!