Cathy wound her warp and skein when she got to the center, then very meticulously colored in the segments. Pat got down and dirty, impersonating Jackson Pollack while using up the leftover cups of dye.
Carol dyed skeins in large swaths of concentrated color, while LouAnn dabbed on specific colors she'd found in a catalog from a sweater named Aurora Borealis.
I wasn't sure what I wanted, but I had fun deciding. Below are the four 9-yard warps of 120 ends each that I wound this past week. They are destined to be ikat-like stripes in upholstery fabric, if I don't lose my nerve!
Here they are in the sink in my kitchen tonight, soaking, which is where they are at this very moment. Below are the other pieces I dyed. The turquoise is carpet warp skein for weft that I dyed for Mom, since she couldn't make it. The long pink and purple is for her, as well, a warp 6 yards long, of bamboo. The one hiding in the back will probably be weft in kitchen towels, or... who knows?
LouAnn told you all about the big exchange. Here is my loot: A scarf made by LouAnn, the embroidery floss in the warp, along with some mohair and wool, as well as the mug rug and matching mug made by Ila. I wore my scarf to brunch yesterday, then came home for a mug of tea, using mug & rug.
There's been knitting and baking, too, but I've been up too long already, and I still have that orange yarn in the kitchen sink. Have a wonderful week weaving!