As you may know, we are working on launching a new website. Its not live yet… but will be, so very soon!

The best thing about this new site is, it is going to allow us to bring so much more value to you! What do I mean by that? To start, think videos and downloadable documents chocked full of inspirational and educational information! And that is just the start!

So, this is where you come in! What would you like to see from us? How-to videos of our dye process? Weaving patterns? Book lists? Online weaving classes? Mini-tutorials on how to fix broken warp threads, choose the perfect yarn for your project or how to finish your freshly woven rug to ensure its longevity and enhance its beauty? The sky is the limit here!

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Ciao,

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I only had 50 pounds to dye today, but with dark colors comes large amounts of dye in the recipes.  With our sequential method of dyeing I was able to transition quickly from three light colors- Wheat, Cantaloupe, and Mauve, to darker ones like Cerulean, Terra Cotta, Pumpkin, Ruby A, Yucatan, Shamrock, Emerald, Chargreen, Mahogany, and Black.

I had measured my yarn and calculated the recipes the night before, so I was ahead of the game in the morning.  Yet, my first yarns didn’t get into the water till 11am (I have an almost three year old to feed, bathe, dress, and get to her learning center!).  I was able to wrap up the day at 5:30 with all pots clear and 13 dye lots complete.

I hope you are enjoying these notes! Please let me know what you would like to see/hear more about by leaving a comment (the link is above this post). Thanks!

Best,
Joe

 

Cantaloupe Rug Yarn fresh out of the pot

Cantaloupe Rug Yarn fresh out of the pot

Wheat Rug Yarn cooling before rinse

Wheat Rug Yarn cooling before rinse

Weighing the dye for Pumpkin Rug Yarn

Weighing the dye for Pumpkin Rug Yarn

Mixing dye for Pumpkin Rug Yarn

Mixing dye for Pumpkin Rug Yarn

Mauve Rug Yarn fresh out of the pot

Mauve Rug Yarn fresh out of the pot

Adding the dye to the pot for Emerald Rug Yarn

Adding the dye to the pot for Emerald Rug Yarn

Shamrock Rug Yarn fresh out of the pot

Shamrock Rug Yarn fresh out of the pot

Checking on the Cerulean Rug Yarn

Checking on the Cerulean Rug Yarn

The greens ready to rinse

The greens ready to rinse

Yellows and reds ready to rinse

Yellows and reds ready to rinse

A good day at the dye studio!

A good day at the dye studio!

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