Posted by Peg in South Carolina
The threading is done. This block seemed to require more care and attention to avoid errors than the rest of the warp did. Perhaps it was my eagerness to get done that I was having to compensate for. In any case, it is done, and the reed is in. 15 dents, to be sleyed at 4 ends per dent. Thank heavens for the auto-denter. The only problem is that I use it so infrequently there is always a learning curve to start. Still, it is a marvelous tool for fine threads and the learning curve is now short indeed.
I began to realize that I had not yet dyed the 120/2 silk I plan for using for the binder shots. And I also saw that the amount of yarn I ordered from Treenway was half of what I had thought I needed. But I am going to get on with dyeing what I have and see how it goes. It’s expensive stuff and I certainly don’t want to order much more than I will actually need.
There is, however, a slight hitch in the dyeing plans. I will have to make some stock solutions from dye powder. I do this in the garage. The temps here are running in the high 90’s with heat indexes up to 110. Doesn’t seem to be much end in sight. Do you think I look forward to working in the garage………….even with the door open?
But daughter and grandson are planning to come on Friday for a long weekend. Perhaps by Tuesday the weather will have improved.