Sunday, November 23, 2008
It's 1:am and Benedicte and I just finished doing our homework for tomorrow. Stitching, clamping, wrapping. And most important, putting our names on our cloth...because once it comes out of the dye bath you have no clue whose piece it is unless you've signed it. Here, Jan was about to demonstrate one way of pole wrapping. But that was early this morning and it seems like eons ago: we can hardly remember the process by now -- there have been so many other things in between. Notice the rapt attention Gloria and Colleen are paying while Sherryl gets ready to take her own picture of the demonstration. Benedicte IS adding soda ash to the buckets: she and I were the chief stirrers this morning -- every 15 minutes we waltzed into the other room and put our hands in the buckets after the cloth had been thrown into the dye. I still don't understand how I got dye on my right hand while I was wearing my long, heavy rubber gloves. Of course, Benedicte's were the crème de la crème of heavy duty gloves - but oh, well - I guess I can check out her supplier. Here are the somewhat crowded buckets while the dye was working its magic. Looks like a mess, doesn't it? But wait till you see what some of the results were...Cut to the end of the day and Jan was giving a stitching demo - which was, in fact, part of our homework tonight. Not my cuppa, as you can imagine - but we'll see what tomorrow's results bring. Stay tuned!