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Monday, January 27, 2014

Dyepots Readying

Now that I've finally got all the missing parts for the 4-shaft loom, it's time to get a warp on it. The first warp will be 10/2 cotton for towels; I felt that something strong and untextured would be best for a first warp whose main function is to verify that all the loom's parts are working correctly. So today was cotton-scouring day:















The rinse water is fairly clean. Not so the wash water - I couldn't believe how brown it was! The yarn has been in the stash for a while and probably picked up some dust in the process.

Anyway, please stay tuned to see what color I decide to put in the dyepot. Blue? That's always a safe choice for table linens... Maybe red? We'll have to wait and see.

And the projects for the other 2 looms are still simmering on the back burner. I've got a couple of designs queued up for the jacquard, so it's only a decision that's needed. There are too many possibilities for the dobby loom, making decisions difficult. Oh well, what's the difference between first in the queue and second, I wonder!

2 comments:

neki desu said...

first queue. always first queue ;)

Wiebke T said...

i would prefer blue best wishes wiebke