Sunday, October 31, 2010
Dyeing to Have Fun
Here is my bamboo warp for scarves, getting rolled up for its 48 hour rest, if I can wait that long. I have another, a cotton weft made for the blue baby blankets. They'll be the subject of tomorrow's entry for Loomy Tunes, where their reveal will be made public.
Everyone had their own method; Carol's were all very precise, with the color bands very evenly spaced.
Ann preferred an experimental approach, first striping parallel, and later, dotting overdyed with soft dabs of another color.
Ila had her sous chef, LaDonna mixing her colors, here a lovely soft red.
Here, a long piece woven by Pat for napkins that turned out too firm became a group-dyed table runner. Pat plans on making herself a runner first, then bringing the remainder back to the group for another use. It'll be perfect for her dining room.
After Tina knitted a bamboo "blank" for LouAnn, many hands were offered to paint it. Some preferred the variegation of sections rolled up; some liked the more intense colors when the blank was unrolled.
Today is garden plowing day! I have my Crimson Clover seeds and my rye grass seeds; the grass in the garden plot is quite dead and ready to be tilled. I'm anxious to get started, but the pets decided to wake me up at 3:30, and now I'm up, caffeinated and it's still dark outside. Maybe I'll go wind a baby blanket warp...