Thursday, June 14, 2012

Dye Day with The Village Weaver

Mary Lulich, better know as The Village Weaver invited me to her Michigan Studio for an afternoon of yarn dyeing.  New to the dyeing process, I thought this would be a fun and educational experience.  I now have a whole new appreciation for the work that goes into this art.  
Chains ready to be space dyed
Warp Chains ready to be dyed.
Project planning.
scouring the cotton
Scouring the cotton prior to dyeing.
Bringing the water to a boil.
the gunk in the water once the cotton was washed
The gunky water after scouring.
mary mixing up the dyes
Mary mixing the dye.
Warp prep.
painting the warp
Sponging the dye on the warp chains.
The process.
needed energy food
Needed energy food! 
Final results - Thanks Mary!