Hi Everyone....I guess folks are settling back into normal routines now that the holidays are over. I find January and Februry to be some of my most productive months....it is cold and grey (or white) where I live, and the studio and all the color is tempting and comforting.
Today I wound a 17 yard warp in 1450 ypp chenille. I dyed the warp chain in a pan by first soaking the chain in warm water with soda ash, then squeezing out the excess and randomly pouring dyes over the chain - slowly, so the warp had time to absorb the dye. When complete, I wrapped the tin foil pan in heavy duty Saran and put it in the oven on 220F for 35 minutes to steam set the dyes. I am waiting now for the yarn to cool so I can rinse and hang it to dry. One nice thing about the cold is the furnace runs, and forced air furnaces dry the air out something awful, but the flip side is that wet yarn dries fast! I hope to put this warp on the loom tomorrow and start weaving a series of scarves......
So, are any of you doing any weaving with chenille right now???