Recently I was asked by a friend to help with a presentation about weaving to an art group . The presentation was divided into two parts: the actual weaving part and the dyeing part. I was in charge of dyeing, and my friend did the weaving part. During and after the presentation, many people commented on how labor intensive the process is. Several stated that they wouldn’t have the patience. I don’t consider myself the most patient of people, but I guess I look upon the dyeing as kind of a scientific experiment. Why I use science as a descriptor, I don’t know, since science or math were never strong subjects for me. But on the topic of labor intensive, we weavers are always asked the perennial question is, “How long did (so and so) take?” I’ve started asking, “Which part? The dyeing, the planning, the weaving, or the finishing?” All of this came to mind after a comment by Meg on the Conan O’Brien video. How do YOU answer the how-long-does-it-take question?