My sister held a dyeing day here last Sunday. Five people madly dyeing bits of cotton with Procion and enjoying themselves a lot. The next day we cleared up but not completely. I overdyed one of the ice dyed Tshirt with blue and improved it a lot but I am left with a splotch of dark dyed in the middle of the front. I have decided I will have to stencil a pattern in a dark dye on it.
I also took several skeins of white in various yarns, cotton, silk and a rayon/flax/cotton mix and used some leftover dye to dye the lot in shades of dusky pink
I am progressing in health but a bit fed up. I tire very easily so do not get much done. Oh well.
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- I am weaver and - -. I dye my yarns with acid dyes, I paint my warps, put fabric collages and stencils on my weaving. I have three looms, a 12 inch wide, 12 shaft Meyer for demos and courses, a 30 inch Louet Kombo which is nominally portable but has a stand, two extra beams and a home-made device containing a fan reed. And last a 32 shaft Louet Megado which is computer controlled, has a sectional warp and a second warp beam and I am the proud owner of an AVL warping wheel which I love to bits and started by drilling holes in. I inserted a device for putting a cross in. I have just acquired an inkle loom and had a lesson from an expert so I can watch TV and weave at the same time. I am interested in weaving with silk mostly 60/2 although I do quite a bit with 90/2 silk. I also count myself as a bookbinder with a special interest in Coptic binding.