I’m so excited: I’m finally going to peek inside the boxes that I picked up from Jim Thompson just before moving from
to Oberlin in 2012.
First I had to haul them up from the basement where they've been stored for the past 4 years. Hmm, some are a bit damp and slightly moldy. Hope the fabric inside is ok. There are fine little roots growing on the basement walls - I'll need to get Dominique to take a look at that.
|Boxes in the basement|
Next step, get them into the my studio. I have no idea what’s in them. Let’s see…
|Boxes in studio with Sunny|
Well, interestingly, many of the samples are additional colors of ones I already have, but there are several new ones, as well. Plus a couple of boxes of silk scraps and 2 really big bags of more samples. What a treasure trove.
Counting them all took me about 10 hours; that doesn’t include the time to stock them. What I do is keep one sample of each color of each fabric on my shelves upstairs; the rest go on my shelves in the basement.
My mystery boxes added about 3,000 pieces to my stash – time to get busy!
|New fabrics, sort and counted - all 3,000 pieces|