What have I gotten myself into this time???
From this picture, you can see a mess in my studio - yarn everywhere, sewing patterns out.
I've got the guest bath hand towels making their way onto my Toika. A doubleweave warp waiting to go on my baby wolf.
But, after the Fuzz Fest, a new project preempted both of these projects.
I'm getting a batch of mixed dye on Wednesday, so this time I'm going to try painting warps!! (You might remember my immersion dyeing experience in November.)
First I figured out projects. I decided to paint warps for Tencel scarves and pillow shams.
I did some calculations and placed an order at WEBS Tuesday afternoon. On Friday, UPS was at my door. (It helps that when WEBS ships in the evening, UPS gets it to me the next morning since I'm just one state away.)
I'm using 10/2 white perle cotton for the pillow shams, 8/2 natural Tencel for the scarves.
While I was ordering, I threw in two more cones of the 6-ply rayon that I used for my shadow weave bookmarks. The hand of those bookmarks seems like it would be good for scarves.
WEBS trip in July: ash, suede and cardamon. I ordered two additional cones of New Cream.
Plus, I picked up a couple of patterns: 1 for perle huck place mats, and one for a Tencel shawl.
I've talked on the phone with technical support at ProChemical for warp painting advice. They are so helpful. Hopefully this project will be a success!
If you have any warp-painting advice for me, or if you've blogged about your adventures, I'd love to hear about it!! Wish me luck!!
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