Thursday, 14 April 2016

Procion Dyeing

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

Top is the fibre mixture. Lower is cotton on the left and silk on the right. This is a newly minted program of using the stash up.

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.