04.20.21

The Impetuous Weaver Makes Good Use of Sunlight

Oh, that delightful time of year when we can shed our layers of woolens and wiggle our toes in the grass! These first sunny days can make us feel a little giddy here in the beautiful Pacific Northwest, as though anything is possible (and we also know that "june-uary" could be just around the corner, so Carpe that sunny Diem!).

 

a lacy maple tree with early green leaves is viewed from below with blue sky behind

 

The big, giddy plan when the sun came out last weekend was to dye a Giant Tub of yarn and fibers outdoors, using the heat of the sun.

 

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01.29.20

The Impetuous Weaver Weaves a Gift

I do believe this is the first project I have woven with a specific gift recipient in mind- two recipients, in fact: my lovely niece and her new husband. As a wedding gift, I wanted this to be something special and personal, and also useful. Since I had Such Fun with the warping paddle last time, I wanted to make this a mixed-warp project, too.

 

snippets of mixed-warp yarns in natural white and blues

 

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04.15.19

Dyeing Yarn and Fiber with Acid Dyes

 

 

 

 

Have you ever been curious about dyeing your own yarns or spinning fibers? The process is simpler than you may think, and can be done without a lot of specialized equipment or supplies, and following some basic safety precautions*.

 

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