Setting up the Sweet Paprika studio

by Elizabeth Sullivan February 16, 2016

Setting up the Sweet Paprika studio

As some of you know, Debbie and I had to move studios rather unexpectedly last August. Although it was very stressful at the time, Debbie managed to find us another studio within a week, and the new space is wonderful! But because we moved in in such a rush, we didn't have a lot of time to set everything up the way we wanted last fall. In an effort to start out the new year with a more organized and efficient work space, part of January was spent shopping for new shelving and storage bins. There are still a few things to be done, but it's really coming together. Here's a little photographic tour for you:

Messy studio after we just moved in.

This is what the studio looked like when we moved all our stuff in


Undyed yarn on shelves

We still need a few more storage bins here, but it's getting there!


Shelf with many containers of dye powder

Dye powder ready for mixing


Mason jars with dye stock solutions

Dye stock solutions


Sink and table for dyeing yarn

One of the many work surfaces for dyeing yarn


Bins of hand-dyed yarn

Hand-dyed yarn, waiting to be skeined and labeled 

If you're in Montreal and want to come say hello and see the studio in person, please contact us! We're happy to have visitors, but we're not there every day so do make sure to make an appointment before dropping by.

Elizabeth Sullivan
Elizabeth Sullivan


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