Back in 2011, when I was dealing with a potentially life-threatening health issue, I suggested to my partner, Rhichard Devrieze, that we start ‘The Yarns of Rhichard Devrieze’, wanting him to have something of his own.
When my health issue was resolved, I remained involved with the business that was started, doing most of the paperwork, not going to trunk shows or trade shows - we have a lot of dogs, a cat, three motmots and a teen, and there’s always a lot that needs to be done to, for, and with, a business.
So when our business consultant suggested that we downsize the number of colourways on the website of The Yarns of Rhichard Devrieze, I got intrigued with the idea of a separate online business, for me, where I could offer Rhichard’s ‘flights of fantasy’ from the dye studio, colourways that would not be on his website, where I could ‘gab’ a bit about life from my perspective, where I could offer things being produced by friends and people I just admire, and to be able to use the online ‘store’ to engage members of our community and make this as much an interactive experience for me as Rhichard offers via The Yarns of Rhichard Devrieze and his social media sites. I won’t, and can’t be, as interactive as Rhichard. That’s never been possible in the 35 years that we’ve been together. But I do have stories to tell along with products to sell! So I’m hoping that this will be fun, and that, in time, I can pass this on, having learned much in the interim, and having shared much.
So the first thing is to say ‘I’m Robert’, and, as much as I’ve never been ‘into’ visual exposure, I guess, in this world of pictures and videos of anything and everything, I should prove I actually do exist.
The "Gang" and I feeding the Kois