Monday, December 3, 2012

Lunch With Miranda

One day last week I had the chance to catch up with Miranda.



She is the owner/creator of Weeks Dye Works located in Garner, NC.
I haven't had the chance to see her in about 8 years. It has probably been that long since I have been down to Garner to see her. In that time her business has expanded to fill this whole building instead of one or 2 of the suites. She had grown the business by doing hand dyed wool and linens. And she has had 2 children since I last saw her. There was a lot to catch up on.
It is so great to talk with someone about something you love. It gets you excited about stitching. We talked about the dying process, where the wool comes from, the Lizzie Kate mystery sampler and the upcoming Blue Ribbon Designs mystery, trade shows, the zoo, Sophie, Morris, Sally & Michael, etc.
It was wonderful to talk to her staff, the dyers and the the staff that fill the orders. Miranda started the business by dying floss in Rubbermaid container in her bathtub. I saw chestnut floss being dyed while I was there and all I can say is wow!
I am going to finish with one last picture.



Thanks Miranda for all you for for the stitching community.


Chris
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21 comments:

Miss Pants said...

What a neat trip! I never knew they were just in Garner.

Nicola said...

I think that I would have come over all peculiar being surrounded by all those lovely colours.

Thank you SOOO much for sharong.

Margaret said...

How cool is that!!!! I loved seeing and hearing about this for sure!

Southpaw Stitcher said...

What an interesting post! Lucky you to be so close by one of the icons of the stitching community and to know the owner!

Jackie said...

Oh my goodness! What a great experience. You must have been drooling all over the place!

Carole W. said...

What a thrill ..... not only for you seeing the whole process, but
being able to share with all of us who read blogs....and, most important, being able to connect again with an old friend!

Barb said...

What a fascinating visit! iI do love Weeks floss!

Faye said...

I would have probably passed out!!!! Wow, what a treat!!!

cucki said...

Wow truly a lovely experience ..I am sure it will be lots of fun..
Love xx

butterfly said...

What a wonderful trip, I bet you brought a armful of those colour's, wow. hugs.

Siobhán said...

That is so neat!! What a fun day that must have been. To look at all that thread and linen must have been amazing.

Catherine said...

That is an amazing way to spend a day!! Lucky you ~ and thanks for sharing!!

Shirlee said...

Very cool! I'm glad you had such a lovely time & that you got to catch up on things with your friend : )

Cindy's Stitching said...

How nice you know her. Its great to hear a success story. Glad you like the fabric chris. I will be on the road for a while. When I get settled, I will send my new address.

Vickie said...

Good for Miranda! Glad you met up with her again Chris and shared it with us. =)

Cath said...

Wow , I am so jealous. How great for you. X

diamondc said...

Chris: You are my Hero I would love to meet some of the designers of threads and fabrics, you are so Blessed.
What fun you must have had.

Blessings

Catherine

Ellen said...

How much fun, Chris, to have spent some time with Miranda and to get to see her "operation" first-hand. I'm green with envy!

Dani - tkdchick said...

What a cool opportunity!!!

valerie said...

Wow, what a fantastic opportunity to have lunch with Miranda and be at WDW. I think I'd be over the moon! :)

Heather said...

Oh Im sooooo jealous that you went to Weeks Dye Works .... Next time Im giving you a shopping list :-)

I have given you something nice though .... I have awarded you for the Liebster Award (see my blog) Congratulations xxxx