Yesterday my friend Belle and I were privileged to visit Robyn Alexander of Colourstreams
at her home cum studio cum workplace in Mullumbimby.
Robyn is a most gracious and sharing lady and I left her (with a much lighter wallet I might add)
feeling enriched and enthused by the experience.
Robyn also kindly permitted me to take some (amateurish) photos of her Aladdin's cave and allowed me to share them via my Blog with my online friends.
The first photo is taken from the outside,looking into the main dyeing area:
I was absolutely blown away by all the hanks of luscious shades in silk ribbons and threads hanging to dry.
The second photo is of the dyed fabrics and hanks of fibres.........to the right of the picture,but not visible is a bank of microwave ovens----and they are NOT used for food!
Finally, the third shot is of the large room where ribbons and yarns are stored prior to filling orders.A second room in this purpose built building is also Robyn's office and yet more ribbons.
One thing I did neglect,was to take a photo of Robyn's Studio and where she also stores her fabulous supplies of embelleshments,packages of hand dyed silk-organza;silk-velvets,felts and cotton gauze.
There were also those fabulous patterns and kits of her Embroidery kits and Catherine Howell's
If any of you are considering the Koala Convention's "Internationa Embroidery & Textile Convention" in Brisbane July 2008 or 2009....start saving your cents.!
One disappointment though: When we returned to Belle's place and started drooling over our booty, we realised that the main purpose of visiting Robyn (to buy some needle felting needles) had been TOTALLY FORGOTTEN!