Tuesday, September 19, 2023
Over the Weekend I recieved pictures that were taken on the first day of September Dye Days. On these days the Dyers take warps and wefts that were wound previously, usually in Bamboo and in Cotton, and they were also pretreated with a mordent, so that they would accept the dye. (soda ash, I think). Carol, Jenny, Judy, Mark and Patty worked hard on Friday. I need to get a list of the weavers that came on Saturday, I will add them here when I do.
Wednesday, September 13, 2023
Here at the Appalachian Arts Craft Center, in the Weaving Dept, we have 4 looms that have sectional warp beams. We can warp these looms in the normal way if we want to put on a "short" project (10yds or less), but the real beauty of sectional warping is that you can put a really long warp on the loom at a fraction of the time it would take to wind the same warp on a warping board or mill (if you had one big enough) and then beam the warp, we generally put on 60-80 yards on these sectional beams. We have Ellens Pattern on two looms (Crammed and spaced in the reed) and those are for table runners and placemats, one warp on the Leclerc Mira all white and one warp on the Norwood loom all in black.