Wednesday, August 10, 2011

Spring Cleaning

As you can imagine with more than 60 members, organization can be a problem. Thayer aspect would be bad enough but Potomac Fiber Gallery exists in a space far more suited to a bowling alley--11.5 feet wide and 44 feet long. Couple this with the need for extreme flexibility in display equipment and you have the makings of a mess.

Over the years, two days a year were set aside for reorganization and cleaning. After the gallery re-do (forced on us by a flood) the carpet was replaced by faux wood flooring which didn't need a yearly shampoo and a day to dry. That didn't mean that equipment would be put away where it belongs though. So every year in February, you'll hear the cleaning crew saying things like, "so that's where that (insert object) got itself to. Then there is the inevitable dust that being a fiber gallery brings and that needs attention beyond the daily sweeping and dusting. Was a good time had by all? You be the judge

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