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This weekend I spent the bulk of my time in prep for DFW Fiber Fest. That is coming up the last weekend of this month, so it is Go Time around here. I spent some time with this thing-my self striping skeiner. Depending on how long I want the stripes to be, I wrap that many times per color. It is tedious and time consuming work.
And, here is my dye table all set up for work. I use a rice steamer and ziplock baggies to help me get that self striping look-which is all I dyed this weekend.
I did have an oopsie yesterday. This skein was supposed to be a 2 stripe pattern in purple and lilac. BUT, after I poured the first amount of dye on I poured the wrong color into the wrong color! So, all the same color!
I ended up over dyeing one of the stripes with black-so the skein will now be black and purple stripes.
I also spent a lot of time at my sewing machine. I cut out close to a hundred bags for the fest. I think I will be able to get them all sewn up in time if I stick to the schedule.
And this is weird. I do not remember sewing this bag. Huh.