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Ikat in progress

Ikat in progress

Really not much going on around here. The ikat piece that I’m working on is going to be part of the idea for a prairie series. I had the cartoon enlarged to 120 inches, but after winding and tying the first section, I measured the actual vertical space available (Duh!) and cut the rest of the enlargement into 13-inch sections. Keeping my fingers crossed that my math is correct! As you can see, the ikat part is pretty simple–vertical lines, spread out. My process for this is pretty simple also. I have two huge cones of the wool that I use, so I wind a ball with doubled strands on my wonderful new ball winder, then measure on the ikat board, then tie. It takes about 300 grams for each section. Knowing that will make the dyeing more precise later on. Now if I could just get all my water faucets to behave themselves!

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