So my weft was a little over 1 pound of fiber and it should have fit in my large dye pot with no problem. SHOULD is the key word. I dyed my stuff and rinsed it and thought - maybe . . .
So I let it dry. Now the skeins on the bottom of the pile looked really good, but the ones that more on the top of the pile - well, you know the color was not consistent. And did I have another packet of dye - no. So I sent off for more dyed and started warping my loom. The dyes arrived, I re-dyed the blotchy skeins and they evened out nicely.
I did have everything ready to go including a weekend of demos - two days of all the weaving (and talking) that I want. And I made great progress with the weaving. The treadling was easy - maybe too easy because I would be explaining the weaving process to a group and then have to take out an inch or so of weaving (the treadling was 1,4 1,3 1,4 2,4) but I still got about 4 yards or the 9.5 yard warp done. I was proud of myself and thought I'd have these done and sewn up for Coronation easy.
Then life happened.
And before I knew it two weeks had pass and the loom sat.
And then I tweaked my knee - and it was two more weeks before I could go out there - and then it was only for an hour. And when I was home, the temperatures were in the 100s.
Then I called myself all kinds of names for being a weather wimp and a poo - poo weaver. If I was a REAL weaver - I'd get this done! OK - and I have another demo to do on July 20th and I wanted something else on the loom. So I went out to the
Then I ran out of weft (in the blue) with about 2/3rds of a yard to go. So I got up extra early this last Tuesday morning, wove the remainder in a green and finished weaving it. That afternoon after I got home from work, I cut it off the loom and washed it. This last Thursday I started sewing and got 4 of 19 bags done.
There they are - nicely pressed and ready to go. Now to finish sewing the lot this weekend and start warping the loom for the demo next Saturday - what to do, what to do.
I like doing patterned pieces and plan to do more.