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.




2 comments:

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!