Friday, July 17, 2009

On the loom today

I got a painted warp on the loom today and started weaving. This one is Bambu 12 (bamboo) in a plaited twill design sett at 30 epi. I paint my warps (all except wool) with Procion MX Fiber Reactive Dyes - they're so easy although rinsing out the warp after batching isn't always fun since this dye doesn't exhaust, usually several rinsings are necessary. I'm using the same Bambu 12 for the weft in black. I'm thinking for the second scarf on the warp I might use a deep purple tencel for the weft, will give it a try when I get there and then decide.

I did get the pictures taken of sock yarns that I dyed last week, will post them after I spend some time resizing them.

5 comments:

  1. these colors are good to my eyes.Is the feeling soft also?

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  2. Soft, oh yes.......bamboo is incredibly soft and drapey.

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  3. Beautiful! The sock yarn is pretty darn nice too! I'd go for the green to knit. ;-)
    Still slogging with the sectional warping, but your painted warp has inspired me to get back to it.

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  4. that lime green sock yarn has been speaking to me - I love that color! But I'll decide when it comes time to start another pair of sox.

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  5. These scarves are absolutely beautiful!!!

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