Monday, August 6, 2012


Welcome to my steam bath.  :)

It never fails - I wind up hitting the steam press on the hottest days of the year.  Yesterday and today the temps were/are in the high 20's (C not F) and after spending a couple of hours each day pressing scarves I'm pretty much 'steamed'.

The photo was taken with my phone so isn't great.  Both doors are open for maximum air flow and I'm standing in the loading dock looking back into the room.  To the left is the nice shiny boiler that provides the steam, and the big yellow/greenish thing in the background is Puff - the industrial steam press.  On the right the bucket with the scarves I pressed yesterday ready to come home and the rack with what I'd pressed so far today.  They will stay overnight to complete drying as they are still slightly damp.

The room in the far back (washed out by the sunlight coming through the one window in the space) is my storage area for extra copies of A Good Yarn, Weave a V and the yarn I have for re-sale, along with other miscellaneous bits and pieces.

I keep thinking I really can't afford to keep the space but am loathe to say goodbye to Puff.  Using Puff it takes about 6 minutes to press a scarf - a job that would take closer to twenty minutes otherwise.


Laura S said...

I covet your Puff! I live in an 800 sq ft apt, so anything that size is just not an option. And yes, I would say, at least 20 minutes per scarf.

heatherabarrick said...

just think of the wonders you were doing for your skin in all that hot steamy environment. keep the space and start calling it your spa. :)

Kerstin på Spinnhuset said...

If only he wasn't so *heavy* ... maybe you could take him when you visit next?!?

Kerstin (who will need to steam tomorrow, where a cold mangle will not work)

Laura Fry said...

Yes, a little big/heavy for checked luggage! :D The things we do for 'love'. Definitely a 'spa' moment. Or three. Or two hours in reality. Anything less seems like a waste of money to fire up the boiler; more is too tiring. :}