We scheduled a dye weekend about 2 months ago for this past Thursday, Friday, and Saturday. Well, this is a holiday weekend. Plus, Ila hurt her back and is out of commission for at least a month or two. So that left me in charge and no one else could dye this time. I had to work Thursday at The Art Market. Then a family crisis kept me out of town Friday and Saturday. Since I needed to get my dye projects done, it left Sunday afternoon. I have the best DH in the world. He brought some work along and then helped me with putting Saran Wrap on the table for the 2 warps I needed to paint. Getting the Saran Wrap to lay right all the length of the double table is a miracle with 2 people, let alone just by myself. It saved not only time, but a lot of Saran Wrap for him to help me.
I forgot to take a picture of the first warp. But, it's hard to do with the iPad. So I got it in the pail. It's boring anyway. I used 4 shades of black. The wrapped up bamboo will sit in the pail til probably Wednesday when I start rinsing everything to remove excess dye and then hang to dry.
See what I mean about hard to get a good picture of the warp? This is the second one, done in greens and blue. Saran Wrap is on the table, on top of the plastic tablecloth.
I had a bunch of skeins for weft. I always first use the leftover dyes from the warp. So it's pretty boring but once rinsed, these will be nice darker colors.
I couldn't stand it! I mixed up some brighter greens and blues!
So that's done. I thought I was doing great. Working less than 5 hours, pulling out things, setting up, painting all the pieces, loading up and heading out. Wasn't sore at all.....til I got out of my car!! Boy, we're getting old. Had to take a couple of Advil!!
This morning I'm fine and ready to weave a couple of blue jean rugs. It's going to be a weaving week here!
Back to the swing of things!!
Until next week, keep weaving.