Tuesday, November 17, 2009


Posted by Peg in South Carolina 

I have three skeins of 60/2 silk ready for the dye pots.

“Life,” however, seems to be happening. 

For the next couple of weeks, it is going to be difficult, if not impossible, to find any three-hour spaces that I need for even one dye session.  I won’t mention just yet how many dye sessions I think I am going to need.  That is a good way to head myself into a downward spiral!

Still I have enough tasks to do that can be done in smaller chunks of time.

1. The three skeins of warp yarn having been dyed can now be wound onto cones in preparation for winding warps.

2. I can wind the warp

3. I can beam, thread, sley, and tie on the warp.

These three alone I will be unable to finish in the next two weeks, even with more time at my disposal!   But because I can do them in bits and pieces of available time, I can make steady progress.

I have already made a start on #1.  Just enough of a start that I can tell the first skein is probably going to unwind onto the cone without much trouble.

Then there is the handspun scarf warp.  I have made the warp, beamed it on  and am ready to thread.

Ready to thread

And a 4-dent reed sits against the wall waiting to be put to use.

So, to be realistic, I think I am looking to early January to begin the actual weaving on the green silk crackle project. I mean, Christmas is almost here, my gosh!

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Handspun Warp Question

"Not Dyeing the Weft Yarns” was written by Margaret Carpenter for Talking about Weaving and was originally posted on November 17, 2009. ©2009 Margaret Carpenter aka Peg in South Carolina.



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