Opening hours at the studio

September 24, 2015

You can now visit the Countess Ablaze studio, oh yes you can! However, the studio is open to visitors on two days only - Fridays and Saturdays from 10am to 6pm.

I'm bringing this up now because this week some lovely and enthusiastic knitterly folk have been venturing over when I'm dyeing yarn and I have turned them away, disappointed. Fridays and Saturdays are my dedicated non-dyeing days.

I have to have very firm boundaries about this, as much as it pains me because I'm very honoured that people want to take the time to visit. But I work alone, I am using chemicals and boiling water during my dyeing days. I wear a green dyed splattered boiler suit and my number one close shave is on full display - dyeing is not a time for wig wearing! It would be a health and safety (not to mention, insurance) nightmare seeing to customers whilst dyeing, it simply isn't possible. Even if I had staff, dye days are controlled chaos and the studio isn't completely tidy. Call me a primadonna but I cannot create or safety carry vessels of boiling dye if I am being interrupted.

So please, come over and visit, you are more than welcome; I'll even make you a coffee. But make it a Friday or a Saturday.