Friday, 16 December 2016
So I've taken it off the wheel. I'll wind this bit of spun thead onto a bobbin and set it aside for the spring or summer, when wet spinning will be easier on me.
As an aside, I've been itching to toss something in a dye pot, but have been holding back. The new sink was supposed to be installed 2 weekends ago. The sink cabinet needed some specific modifying because the sink is from Ikea, which meant a bunch of other small adjustments. Then the weekend weather was icky, so we didn't get the wood for finishing the framing around the kitchen window, which needs to be done before the sink cupboard gets installed. So, I've been hesitant to dye up the laundry tub, in case all my nice, new wash basins, need to be used for dishes. :(
Our guild offers a beginner weaving class, which is an introduction to not only weaving, but colour manipulation. We use pre-warped 4 harness looms to make tea-towels. This is our last class' pretty towels. The next class is at the end of January. This spring we'll be doing a follow up class, which will include winding a warp, and dressing a loom. This class seems to attract fun and interesting people, who all make cool towels.