I packed an unbelievable amount of stuff into five (!) boxes – one of them the size you could put a microwave in – and shipped them off to California yesterday for the Fabulous Fiber Fest. I’ve never done my silk workshops in a location where I couldn’t drive, with my heavily-laden car, before – it’s been a definite learning experience. Since I’m doing a workshop, I can’t just get by with one reeling setup, I had to have four, etc. Now, I just have to hope that everything arrives in good shape, and all the stuff that the organizers are pulling together at that end (borrowing items like burners and kettles so I wouldn’t have to ship them) all play together nicely! I’m also ordering live silk worms, which should be delivered to the building where the event is being held – again, hopefully the timing is all good and the silkworms arrive promptly, fat and happy. When I saw that Mulberry Farms was in the LA area, I thought maybe I could meet up with some of the folks from there – but, it’s still nearly a two-hour drive from where I’m going to be in Santa Monica.
Now, I just need to finish up warping the student packets (which I’m carrying with me) and get everything packed that I’m going to take on the plane. It seems like it’s tomorrow.