Wednesday, September 24, 2014

Rain !!!

I'm doing the happy dance - we have rain!  It started sometime after midnight and it's still raining, a nice steady rain. Good for our fire which was 70% contained yesterday morning......hoping the other much bigger fires in the region, OR and CA are getting some of this rain.

Yesterday I dyed some warps with fiber reactive dyes - today I had to rinse them out, and rinse, and rinse and rinse......that's the one downside to fiber reactive dyes but the pay off is worth it. One of these is silk, the others tencel. And no, I didn't leave them out in the rain to dry.......they're under the deck and will be put in the garage tonight.

Since I can work under the deck out of the rain I dyed four more 8 yard warps - one tencel, the other three silk. Tomorrow I'll need to rinse the bejeebers out of those.


  1. Woo hoo! That's such great news to hear you're getting rain! Hooray!

  2. Huzzah! Rain! Thought from your picture that you were letting mother nature rinse the dye out of the warps.

  3. Whew, that was a close one. I hope it keeps raining on you. We're getting drenched up here in Seattle.

  4. My two favorites are the turqouise, purple and blue and also the olive green and purple. I know you're strapped for weaving time but I'm really looking forward to seeing how they weave up. When you do get to them, please show before and after - the warp and then the scarf. Oh how I wish I lived closer!


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