ambitious plans to see as much of Ontario as possible, possibly
venturing even further. Although plans are still tentative,
I wish to spread the word of G&S Dye.
are four types of visit that I can do.
Day microwave scarf programs
engagements at Guilds or Schools on various textile design
workshops at your facilities on dyeing, printing and painting
Art Supply and Quilting stores for possible wholesale opportunities.
Mother's & Father's
day is coming
popular program we've been running for schools every year
is microwave dyeing. This is an extremely easy process for
kids from Grade 2 and up. The success rate is 100%. The current
price for us to come out and run a 2-hour workshop is $7.00/student
NET (minimum 20 students) for scarves and $12.00 for ties.
This includes a choice of a long or square silk scarf for
each student for Mother's Day and a silk tie for Father's
Day. I bring out all the equipment, dyes, scarves, paints
and brushes. With the help of the teacher, I'll be able to
accommodate 20-30 students in less than 2 hours. We are even
willing to travel up to 50Km (from the Toronto Store). For
longer distances, we will charge a travel fee of $0.25/Km.
If I do get more than one school in the area participating
on the same day, I will split travel fees.
who are too far away or want to eliminate travel expenses,
warm outside! Quite a contrast to when I last published
G&S News. There's a lot of catching up for my readers
especially for those who subscribe to our print newsletter.
The monthly sales and newsletters published in our e-mail
publication have kept this group abreast of all that's
happening at G&S Dye. Time to get everyone onto the
First, on a personal note, I had a lot of fun snowboarding
this past winter. Although it was a shortened season,
it was a relaxing time. Perfect for prepping me for
my newfound enterprise. I started a web magazine called
Moviemac.com in February - quite a contrast to G&S Dye,
but there have been many new "computer" skills learned
that have started to trickle down to the G&S Dye web
site. We've added a simpler menu, a search engine, fancier
graphics and for web bound customers, an order form.
The early response has been excellent, as everyone is
pleased with the new site's look and features. I'm even
starting to learn to shoot and edit video. Can an educational
video be far off?
I mentioned in my last newsletter, "fear not"! G&S Dye
is still a brick and mortar company with real people,
real locations and an easy to contact toll free phone
number 1-800-596-0550 (inquisitive minds will notice
that it's the same as our Toronto store's number of
416-596-0550). I have very ambitious plans for this
spring and summer. I'm already booked solid for the
next two months with speaking engagements, appearances
at art stores for demonstrations and I'll even be at
Quilt Canada in June.
look forward to finding a lot more places to go this
the great weather and until next time,