Those of you who have visited will know that we have out grown our modest dye room. With the addition of yarns, the time had come to move out of the porch and into larger space. This winter we have begun construction on our new dye house. Funded in part by a generous grant from the Maine Department of Economic and Community Development, it will be one of a handful of dye houses dedicated to using natural dyes in an environmentally sustainable manner. As a result of the expansion, Swans Island will continue to proactively create jobs in our community .