Chris Carpenter is a dyer at the Oregon Shakespeare Festival. She is participating in an A Ha! funded artisan exchange at The Shakespeare Theatre Company of Washington DC.
Greetings from Washington DC,
It's beautiful. Here is my little apartment two blocks from the costume shop.
The first thing that hits you upon entering the Shakespeare Theatre's costume shop is the amount of SPACE. I imagined a shop in an urban area would be very cramped. What a surprise having the freedom to move around without running into anybody. The cutters' tables are huge. Demonstrating this is Julie Rose, a former OSF employee.
And, the dye shop has some very serious gloves; full length and very heat resistant.