Friday, September 30, 2011
This weeks colors
This is the first time I have done a blanket using my pre-washed cotton warp for the weft. I am happy to say that it washed beautifully! I ran it thru the dryer first hoping to set the color, then washed it in cold water, and even though it did run just a little, the "color catcher"caught every bit of it!
I have started using the washing machine to pre-wash my colors. I skein them off, place several ties and place them in the washer where the hot water awaits them. I soak them (no agitation, please) for several hours, then spin them out. I repeat this as many times as it takes to get clear water. Sometimes it is 2 times, other times it is 5!
Here are the colors I washed this week.
I plan to skein up some more colors this afternoon, I have been using 2 tubes of carpet warp per skein. I can get 3 skeins easily in the washer, so really it is going quickly. Most of the time involved is the soaking time, so it doesn't really take alot of my attention, really. They dry in about 24 hours, and are really easy to work with. I place them back on the swift and wind my bobbins from the skein. They don't tangle or pull, the bobbins wind just as smooth as can be.
That is it for today,
until next week, Happy Weaving, Tina