Some couriers are like clockwork – others apparently have a few cogs in their gears. Like a time quote of 2 days in reality being 11, and not just because of Easter since pickup alone took 5…
Anyhow, I now have my rug roving and dyeing can commence. I haven’t decided on a pattern, once my options are limitless I become paralyzed it seems. But I do have a vague colour scheme, so I’m going to weigh out the amount, see what it looks like on the other side and take it from there.
For large amounts I have this little helper from our house in a Swedish forest:
I don’t have any counterweights for the small tray, I’d love to play with that.
I had wound a 1440 thread warp of very very thin cotton (30/2) to tide me over while I waited, but since the sett is to be fairly close I decided I should do just a tiny sample first in tabby to see A. what plainweave fabric is like in this yarn, B. if the yarn is too thin to divide on only 4 shafts, and C. how well pattern threads show up without looking in a microscope. (the strip is just under 9 cm wide – 18 threads per cm)
Turns out everything is fine and dandy and I’ll be able to use this strip for a specific purpose even. But more about that another day.
7 thoughts on “Finally DHL”
oh that black and white is LOVELY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Thanks! It’s actually a very dark indigo blue, but yes, it looks black to me on screen as well. I’ll have to find a sunny day when I show off the final fabrics! 🙂
That scale! Very cool. Looking forward to seeing the dye job! 🙂 Hope you had a nice Easter! 🙂
I love it when a sample can become something more than just a sample! It’s really pretty!
Kæmpetykt garn, det. Hvilken farve (nok flertal) skal det så have? Det bliver spændende. Og prøven er ligeså tynd som den anden er tyk. Og så sort/hvid. Du går rigtig til yderlighedene nu, hva? 😀
Du kan da ikke anklage mig for at være smalsporet. 😉
What lovely bands of pattern stripes! I love your proportions.