The warp yarns are now dyed—three full skeins of 60/2 silk. Now I am working on the arithmetic for the 60/2 silk pattern weft yarns and the 120/2 silk binder weft yarns.
I have worked out the colors I want and their recipes. I have also calculated roughly the relative proportions of the colors. And I am now in the process of winding off the yarns into skeins.
I am dyeing the wefts in many more color variations than I did the warp yarns. For the 60/2 silk I am using 13 different variations. For the 120/2 silk 14 different variations. That means the individual skeins will be much much smaller. And that means I will be able to dye at least 3 different skeins at a time.
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"Dyeing the Weft Yarns” was written by Margaret Carpenter for Talking about Weaving and was originally posted on November 16, 2009. ©2009 Margaret Carpenter aka Peg in South Carolina.