Another New Year finds us once again pondering what this one will bring. Of course some things which will be brought to us will be beyond our control, and hopefully most other events will be of our own making.
For me, this New Year is especially filled with great hopes and dreams. Many things in my fiber world have been turned upside down and side ways, but all in such a good way. My move to 10 Water Street was a sad but fond wave goodbye to what now are happy memories and lots of learning experiences from my previous space above Ida’s Bridal that I will hopefully put to good use at my new location.
I am so happy that my customers old and new wish me such good luck in my new endeavors.
The move to a street level business space has been great for the obvious reasons, such as having more visibility and easier access. I love having neighbors all around me that I see on a daily basis, and can just feel more part of a community.
I felt the sense of community even before I actually moved in. I love looking across to see the newly expanded Five Points Gallery, and just a quick walk around the corner will take me to the new First Act Bakery.
Everywhere you look, there’s activity, and a sense of purpose, which I find invigorating. Every morning I am excited to turn the key in my front door, with happy anticipation of what this new day will bring.
I really enjoyed my space on Main Street —but sometimes being on the second floor, you could feel a bit isolated.
I will always miss that great view down on Main Street, and having Ida’s company.
In my new space, I am looking forward to being more a part of the creative community that I am surrounded by. This New Year I plan to launch my long awaited children’s weaving program, for which I received funding for new looms. I will be seeking out children from ages 7 and up for several different weaving series. Anyone interested can contact me at 860-482-3979.
I will also be expanding the adult fiber arts classes through out the year.
Now that I have two fabulous display windows, I also intend to keep them filled with interesting and inspiring displays of fiber art work, so be sure to take a look when you find yourself sitting through a traffic light or two.
I know I plan to be looking out upon a fabulously, exciting fiber New Year!
Virginia (Ginger) Balch knits, weaves and spins in all things “fibery” at her shop In Sheep’s Clothing at 10 Water St. Torrington www.in-sheeps-clothing.com or phone 860-482-3979.