The store is painted dark now. It smells painty. The hooks are rehung, and the yellow cabinet by the front door again. A new set of shelves are still in the works. I'm starting to put merchandise on display. I'm so pleased that the space is already easier to work with, and dedicated to textiles from now on. The new wall color makes me feel very clear about what I want to see here.
I made the pieced cloth lamp after seeing a beautiful collection of pieced shades made by Dutch artist Maartje Vandennoort Like piecing a quilt for a room, why not cover a lamp in soft patterns?