Every so often, at the center, we plan a dye day. We used to try to do it on Tuesday when we were all there, but because we have so much going on with table looms and weaving on the floor looms, it became obvious that we would have to add a day to dye. The best day turned out to be Thursdays. This past Thursday was dye day!!
We got there by 9am and ended up with 7 tables in our space. That doesn't leave alot of room for walking!! LaDonna started off with a good lecture about the process since we had several newbies among us. This time, she mixed up a few cups of dye but then everyone else pitched in during the day to make what was needed, as needed.
We were dyeing warps and skeins of mostly bamboo for weaving at the center. We like to have scarves and shawls for the shows we do in fall. Also, some of us had wound projects with our own yarns and wanted to dye them as well.
It was a busy day! I stopped at one point to take a few pictures. You'd almost have to have someone just take pictures to catch all the warps that were being painted.
Eiko's going to weave this scarf warp. I wonder what color she'll use for weft? They painted some skeins too for weft.
Notice how the color choices people make reflects their color preferences.
Notice some of the tables are higher than others? The far table with the natural warp on it is the real height. The 2 tables my warp is on were raised on those bed risers you can buy at Bed Bath & Beyond. They're meant for dorm beds but work great on tables. Our backs weren't hurting quite as badly by the time we left. We realized, too, that there are 2 sizes of risers. Ila and LaDonna had 5" risers and I'd bought a set of 7" ones. Those extra 2" make a difference too!
Anything to help keep us going!
It's not often that someone turns 90. DH's Dad is turning 90 at the end of the month, actually on the 31st, Easter. He was born on Easter and his birthday will be on Easter again! However, not everyone will be in Atlanta that weekend, so we met and celebrated early. My sister in law bought 90 sparkles but we decided just to put these on the cake! A good time was had by all!!
It'll be a busy week!
Until next time, keep weaving!