Tuesday, August 24, 2010

Getting Ready

August is always a run of dyeing getting ready for Hemlock the third weekend in September.  This year we are also preparing for the Southern Adirondack Fiber Festival the very next weekend.  Sheesh! So I am on a 6 week dyeing spree.....

Making some progress. Note the check marks.  7- 8 pounds per day.

The fiber is soaked, cooked, cooled and rinsed to dry.  Most fibers take at least 48 hours with two fans going 24/7.

Once dry, they are taken out to the shop where each lot is divided into 4oz sections, twisted and wrapped.
So..... 3 weeks in we are seeing some full tubs with lots more to process, including yarns.

Hope to see you at one or both of the shows.


Karen said...

All those colors look scrumptious! Wish I lived near your shop!

Rose said...

You have incredible self restraint! I'd had a terrible time keeping all that roving sorted. It's all beautiful!