It has been windy and wet this last week and this weekend will be more of the same. I normally love it when it rains, but this week with the construction going on I wished it would stop and let the builders get on with the job. In spite of that, the studio is progressing quite well.
First I will show you my finished journal cover I have been making to keep a journal of the project. I really enjoyed stitching the pieces of the covers and didn't want it to end. I'm so happy how it turned out after I put them together as a journal cover.
|Front and back cover|
|Take a peek inside|
On Saturday I visited my friend Mary who I met on Instagram @maryhandweaver. This was the second time I've met Mary. The first time Mary came here and I took her around my neighbourhood. This time I went to her house and we decided to visit Kazari/Ziguzagu. There was a 3 day sale on and we couldn't resist going there.
Mary is also a textile artist. Her house is just like a textile treasure trove. She's a fantastic weaver and collects many wonderful woven pieces from around the world. This one in the above photo is an old piece of Ikat from Indonesia.
It's always lovely to visit Kazari/Ziguzagu. Both Hanna and Haru are so friendly and welcoming. I haven't been there lately. You can now follow them on Instagram @kazariziguzagu
In the new shipment we were told that Robert (the owner) just got back from Japan with a suitcase full of boro cloths! As it happens Robert was there to share them with us. I love that piece in the above photo and might get it if I can afford it!
Mary loves that piece. She hopes to get it when she knows the price.
This is just some of the indigo collection they have on display. I left with a bag full of fabric and empty purse, but happy!
And here is the update on my Upstairs Studio: In spite of the interruption of the rain on and off Simon and his team did a great job on the studio. The floor is completed. The stairs are now fixed on.
The frame is up with the spaces for the door and windows in place. Each day when I get home I would find some progress on the building.
|Front view coming from the driveway.|
|View from the backyard|
|This is the view I will lose|
The hardest thing is choosing the colours! In the end we got six different colour samples to try them out, and guess what? We didn't like any of them. We have now settled on a Dulux colour 'Oyster Linen'. I will show you on the next post.
|A full view of the studio|
As you imagine I'm excited and looking forward to the big day when I can move all my stuff into the studio. I have the interior plans all layed out. I even bought a couple of Ikea cabinets in readiness. I do hope it's going to be big enough for all my stuff!
Until next time