Wednesday, January 27, 2016

wool cleaning

While reading the book Wild Color from the guild's library I saw that the author suggests washing raw fleece by placing it in a vat of water with dish-washing liquid for 12 to 16 hours. This seems contrary to my experience and all other readings I have done. Does anyone have experience with this method? 

Tuesday, January 5, 2016

Scarves of yellow

I finished weaving up the scarves from the two sun dyed yarns. I used the dyed yarns as the warp and un-dyed yarn of the same type - along with some chemically dyed hand spun wool for a textural difference - as the weft. I got two full length scarves from this project and a bit more I did up as an art piece. I am very happy with how it turned out. Additionally, no dye transferred or was present in the wash water during the fulling of either scarf, so I am confident with the colorfastness of the dye job. One scarf (pictured top and bottom most here) was woven with a very loose weave, the other with a much tighter. The warp was threaded 1,2,3,4,3,2,1 and woven twill.