Monday, April 19, 2010

Warp Painting

On Saturday, I took a warp painting class with Jeanelle Miller at Weaving Works and managed to dye three warps. [I had planned to show you the pictures in the reverse order that they are appearing, but blogger isn't letting me move them.]

Anyway, I rinsed out the warps last night and they are still wet, but I couldn't wait to blog them, so I'll take another set of pictures when they're dry. This first picture is a close-up of what I believe to be the 8/2 cotton warp (I was going to take close-ups of all three, but the camera battery died, and that will have to wait until they are dry).

In the picture below, I believe the order of the three warps (right to left) is 8/2 unmercerized cotton, 100% Rayon, and 5/2 pearl cotton. As expected, the unmercerized cotton did not dye as brightly as the others.

Jeanelle brought quite a few scarves to show us before we started choosing colors and dyeing. They were all so beautiful! Here's just few of hers for you to see the possibility of what might be done with the yarns I dyed.

1 comment:

Delighted Hands said...

Wow, these are beautiful warps-to-be! I have bought the kit for warp dyeing but haven't tried it yet. This just might be the boost I need.