Tuesday, December 15, 2009

class offerings jan, feb, march 2010

Hello all, here are my class offerings for Jan, Feb and March 2010. I have also included a discription of what the class is all about. The class size is limited to 4 people and it is $65 per student. They go from 10:30 am to 3:30 PM. It includes use of studio equipment, dyes and written/oral instruction for me. The FUN is free!

Dye 101 is for dyers without much experience. It is an introductory class for Acid Dyes with protein fibers. I will provide 12 to 15 different pre-mixed dyes (different colors) for the sudents to use on yarn. Students can either purchase a sock yarn from me or they can bring their own yarn to dye. (dyeable yarns can be purchased at LYS, Dharma trading company,Webbs or knitpicks ) There will be enough time to dye up to 1 LB (450 grams) of yarn or more.

Jan 2 (sat)
Jan 15 (fri)
Feb 13 (sat)
march 12 (fri)

Advance dye is for students who have studied with me or who are very familiar with the acid dye process. It is an indepth look of what we can do with roving, yarn and/or silk. I will work with the students on understanding color mixing and finishing techniques for any kind of project they might be thinking of. It is rather like an independent study with guidance from a professional dyer.

Jan 15 (sat
feb 20(sat)
March 19 (fri)

email me at galesart@mindspring.com or call 404 457 4015 if you want to reserve your spot gale

Thursday, December 10, 2009

new studio - really

Hey all! two bits of good news for you. The first is that my fiber/colorway "crayon box" has been used in a large 4 page story in Spin Off Winter 2009. Check out Debbie Grale's story "two yarns, three projests on page 83 and you will see what I am takling about. THANS DEBBIE!

The second is that my studio is finished! I can not believe how much more room I got. Mr. M and I speculate that I gained about 2 feet AND, after re-organizing my shelves, I have tons of "new" space. Here are the before and after inside shots as well as an exterior shot.

I will be posting a new class schedule for Jan, Feb, March in a few days. Stay Tuned

Saturday, December 5, 2009

new studio- almost!

Ok so I have been hinting on my raverly forum about my new addition to the studio and it is almost ready. we hit a small bump in the road last Friday when the dry wall wasn't dry (haha) enough to paint. Since they don't work on the weekends,the last day will have to be monday and on Tue I will have a new studio! well, basically new- My studio ,for those who have never seen it is a converted garage. When we first moved in, three years ago, we installed a resturant style sink, stove, oven, A/C, shelves, washing machine, fridge, lights and almost everything I needed or wanted to have in a dye studio. The only thing was - it was the garage with the typical door and tracks. Not pretty... Hubby, Mr. M, slapped insolation and plastic up so that I would not be a captive to the temperature out side but it still had this "garage" feeling. I had to have a window so I cut a hole in the plastic just to know there was an outside world out there. Now I am finally getting a wall with french doors so it will feel like a real creative space. :>) I will be posting "before and after" pics next week. Oh, and along with a new wall, Mango bunny is getting new digs too. Check out the new hutch....
Of course, she is having some issues with the ramp between levels. I think she is to...humm...full figured (?) and her fluffy rump has trouble gettin up into the small opening. But once she learns how to get around, I think she will be a very happy bunny.