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Piles of silk

I’ve been saving up tidbits for you, but didn’t get to them this weekend because I did this instead.

dyed silk

That’s 5,400 yards of silk in ten colors. [No wait! I woke up in the middle of the night and realized that's really 6,400 dyed yards, or 64 skeins.] At the beginning of the weekend it was all on cones like the one in the back left, glistening whitely. The back skeins are nearly dry; the front piles just came out of their last rinse. (Photo not so great, sorry – it’s dark out and I used the flash, which does not do a good job with textile colors.)

Everything needs to dry completely, be wound onto bobbins, and be sent on its merry way.

Right now, time to hang it up to dry and go watch Doctor Who, drink beer, and eat nachos.

2 Comments on “Piles of silk”

  1. #1 Mom
    on Sep 21st, 2010 at 5:28 am

    Pretty!!!

  2. #2 riverrim
    on Sep 22nd, 2010 at 5:12 pm

    Well done! Beautiful dark and rich colors!