A lonely looking building, as well it should be. This is the door to what used to be our dye house. Until recently, it did a faultless job of skeining our yarn (which arrived on cones), dyeing the skeins, and neatly twisting them into appealing hanks.
To our great dismay (keening and wailing, too), this little dye house shut its doors last April. For a small business like Quince & Co, having a firm and dependable supply chain is nothing short of survival. So what to do?
Our current fix is to ship our yarn much further (expensive), have it skeined in a dedicated winding house (more expensive), and dyed in a plant better suited to large companies which dye in greater quantities (oh, so much more expensive). Not a great, long-term solution.
What’s a yarn company like ours to do?
We’ll get back to that question soon. But in the meantime, I’d like to show you what used to be behind this door. Next blog, coming up.