I think maybe my dye process is a little different than most. I'm starting in on another large double weave pick up piece. I'm well-into finishing the cartoon in Photoshop for it. I wound off a bunch of skeins of rayon and started rolling colors around in my head.
I think initially I was going to have a black/grey side of this piece, but I'm really sick of weaving and dyeing black since it's the weft color of the yardage that I'm finishing weaving off my loom. So I decided on a Green for one warp and Blue for the other warp. I started dyeing.
I didn't have a particular green or blue in mind. I really like to take a step back from any particular shade and see what turns out. If I'm not happy with the first batch, I keep dyeing. Darker colors are usually what I lean towards anyway so adding color is never an issue for me.
I stopped earlier than I thought on the green, it is a bright leaf-color with some turquoise-blue properties that I'm really enjoying. I just finished the blue yesterday. I've been really drawn to dark teal lately so I pushed more towards that colorway.
I'm happy with the blue today so I will begin the ball-winding once I get a PowerPoint finished!
I'm so excited, I already set up the living room.
(This makes me want to make fiber-videos...maybe once I'm back from Japan...)
AND last night, despite being rather tired, we did a window push. I needed tools out of one of the upstairs rooms so I could safely pack. We finished the windows in my office and even got the curtains up. I'm very pleased this morning.