Blue-Greens

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Kate popped in this evening to bring me my dyed skeins, all saturated blues and blue-greens.

blue-green skeins

They include very different weights of yarn from 2/64 to something like a 2/6. This is deliberate, as I want to use them in multi-layered fabrics with different densities, though I am not proposing to put all of this lot in together.

I’ve only managed two days in the studio this week as I have had other things to take care of, but today I did manage to get my sample warp up and weaving and also spent a couple of hours on the Megado weaving the Brighton honeycomb. And I am delighted to have been included as a guest blogger over at TAFA, where I have written this post about some of the reasons I love to weave.

Blue-Greens” was posted by Cally on 19 Dec 2014 at http://callybooker.co.uk

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11 Responses

  1. MegWeaves
    | Reply

    Outsourcing. Ah, you’re getting too industrial for me, Cally.

    • Cally
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      Outsourcing? No – I did the dyeing myself, but left the skeins drying at Kate’s house!

      • MegWeaves
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        Ah, my bad; I thought you had said Kate dye it for you. Sorry.

    • Cally
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      Interesting idea, though, as I would always much rather be weaving. I occasionally splash out and buy hand-dyed yarns, but have not so far commissioned any.

  2. atelieralida
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    Beautiful colors!

  3. Margreet
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    Love the colours! Is it silk?

    • Cally
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      They all have silk in – the greenest (and shiniest!) are pure silk, while the bluer skeins are blends with merino and cashmere.

  4. Katie Lacewell
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    Lovely blog post on TAFA. One question-in the first photo of the Delta, what is the spiney-looking thing on or near the beater?

    • Cally
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      Alas, it is not an exciting or unusual weaving tool, Katie. It’s a decorative bird which a friend brought back from his holidays for me – as it matched the loom in colour I hung it from the peg which anchors the shafts for threading. These days I use a fly shuttle on the Delta, so the bird has to fly to safety when I am actually weaving, but it returns for setup.

  5. Kate Rudy
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    Lovely photo! Your skeins came out in such rich and enticing colours. Let’s do another dye day soon. Squeezing out the 99-degree skeins keeps the hands warm on days like today.

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