In two weeks’ time I will be preparing for the second day of trading at Textiles in Focus – the first place Yarnscape ever had a trading stall, and quite possibly the last.
(Five years ago! Wow, how things have changed. And how they have not, too)
At the end of last year, I started dyeing for sale again – and quickly stopped. I’ve realised that it’s not something that’s compatible with having a full-time job and also pursuing fibre-y things for fun. There are only so many hours in the day, after all!
I’m definitely looking forwards to my stall at TiF – it’s a local venue, and one of my favourites. But I’m really, really nervous about getting ready. I never had the sense to make a checklist for this stuff when I was doing it regularly, so I’m just going to have to hope I don’t forget anything! It’s been over 2.5 years since I had a stall, and though I know I’ll enjoy it when I’m there, I’m feeling slightly sick/anxious at the ‘preparation’ part. I’ve moved house three times since that very wet weekend at Fibre East; what if I can’t find everything? What if I forget some important stuff?!
Which is why I’m going to get as much as possible done today! Wish me luck; local folks, I hope like anything to see you there.