Sunday, March 24, 2013

Springing Forward


first 3 scarves from the finer of the two yarns, fringe twisted and ready to be wet finished

close up of two of the scarves...the gold is one scarf, the teal/plum/pink is a second - this warp was threaded in an extended Wall of Troy twill

I have slowly been getting the fringe twisting done on the painted warp scarves.  The plan is to have them ready to show the dyer when I see her on April 8 so she can see what I've done with the warps.

I have also gotten serious about the warp winding.  With postage rates skyrocketing, it will save me a good bit of money to deliver them in person.  Apparently my hostess lives only a few blocks away from the dyer, so that is working out rather well.  Sometimes you do get lucky!

The weather is being obstinate about letting go of winter.  The last two nights have been cold - for spring - although the cold weather brings the sun and with it the spring melt.  So I shan't complain (too much!)

This afternoon I'm going out for a couple of hours to make lace and Doug has agreed to beam the next warp on the AVL.  When we had only the studio for income, one of his jobs was to wind the warps on the sectional beam so while it may take him a while to remember the subtleties, I'm confident he'll do a fine job.  And that frees me up to continue to wind warps to be painted and work on the samples for AGY:L&H.  The next one will be 16/2 in both natural and half-bleached with a singles linen for weft, woven in plain weave.

The warp going onto the AVL will also be used for AGY:L&H, fabric for summer tops for me (if I can get them sewn) and samples for the Seattle Weaver's Guild bulletin.  There will be a lot of 'waste' as I'm cutting the tops on the bias, so some of that 'waste' will be used for the guild samples.  ;)


Peg Cherre said...

Those scarves are STUNNING! Maybe one of these days I'll take the time to paint some warps myself so I can get this kind of effect. The handpainted yarns I use, although lovely, don't give me this. I'm assuming you painted after winding the warps, yes??

rene said...

Gorgeous scarves! don't forget to show us your lace - love to see that too...

Laura Fry said...

Hi Peg, yes I am winding the warps that the dyer will paint and then I'll get them back to weave.

Rene, we didn't get very far today - I only wound about half of my bobbins. With two trips coming up quickly, it may be a while before I actually start 'fwipping' some bobbins. :}

Cindy said...

I am SO looking forward to taking two workshops with you at NEWS in Northampton, MA in July! Will you have copies of AGY with you available for purchase?

Laura Fry said...

Hi Cindy,
I can bring copies with me although I'm not supposed to sell things in the workshop room. If you know of a vendor who will be attending that might sell my things on consignment?

Cindy said...

Hi Laura,

I'm not sure who the vendors are; this is my first trip to NEWS. I'd be happy to pay in advance for a copy of your book if that helps; then you'd just be delivering it (!).

I'll see what I can find out about vendors at my next Guild meeting.

I am a longtime fan of your blog; read it every day.