Wednesday, October 08, 2014

Threaded & Sleyed

The table runner warp (last shown at the bottom of this post) is now beamed, threaded, and sleyed.

Tomorrow's task is to lash on to the apron rod, and test for threading or sleying errors. Then the fun begins! Woven as-drawn-in, the draft looks like this:

The lighter blue stripe, in real life, is the variegated yarn I posted here, which was space-dyed in an effort to use up fiber reactive dye that had been mixed for the painted-stripe runners, and would have otherwise been wasted. You can't save leftover fiber-reactive dyes that have water in 'em - after a few hours, all the dye molecules bond with the water molecules, and can't adhere to fiber.

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