Dyeing to Weave a Scarf an apron, a shirt, a pillowcase a towel or what ever else we can come up with in this week dyeing and weaving class. Here are just a few photos of the colorful creations that have been made this week. The dye pots have been going full steam and now that our warps are dyed and are dried the sound of the shuttles are being heard in the weaving studio.
This demonstration warp has been dyed by instructor Pam and placed in this pan to batch. Batching is a great way to get your warp dyed and not used a lot of electricity. Being this is Earth Week students are learning about being considerate of our environment.
Lillian is so happy dying her warp. This same warp in now on her favorite Folk School loom being woven into a lovely scarf.
Becky is working on her warp getting it ready to put it in the steam bath.
Suzie has made several warps and decided that she needed a few colorful towel.
Helen is getting started putting color on her warp.
Christie is having to make critical decisions about what dyes to use for the next project.
Lillian is very happy on how her white silk shirt turned out when she put it in the blue dye.
I will be posting more photos of the finished woven scarves. We are all having such a wonderful time playing with color and making a one of a kind scarves and other fun things!
Written by Pam Howard, Resident Artist in Weaving