I am trying to be a good SCA-dian, but I live in an apartment. This makes things like, say, soaking linen, problematic in a small space. I recently got 19 yards of linen in 3 different colors and two different weights. I live in a carpeted apartment with a lease agreement that says I cannot dry anything outside.
First: the tub.
I only have space for one tub in my house and that’s in the bathroom. It’s also not long enough. I soaked my blue linen on Saturday and got to watch the dye leech out onto my nice clean tub though!
The other problem is drying space. Namely, I have none.
Here is how I dry some of my linen fabric:
Yes, that is my bike. Yes, linen is hanging off my bike.
I DESPERATELY need a back yard.
On the other hand, heat and water are covered in rent, which helps out in the winter.
Soon, I’m getting in five 3 yard pieces of linen in different colors for my super secret project. Heaven help us all.