Tuesday, October 25, 2005

Virgo Heaven

The dyeing is done, the packing has begun. For some reason, this organizing into neat little packets is very pleasing to me. Take a good look, because they are on their way to their new homes:

silks2 Oct. 2005

This is 45 packets of silk, all that stuff I dyed in this post and this post and several others if you care to revisit. I started dyeing in January, and set them aside until the day they were all done, and I could package them up. It really is something I enjoy, look forward to , and have to put off until everything is ready, lest I sneak a few packets together *before their time*.

I also like the finished box of warp yarns:

yarns

but not so much the process of running these off. I had to do a few each day, sort of penance before the reward. I do like their neat little rows, all lined up and ready, there are 30 of them.

Then there are the auxiliary yarns:

yarn1

Some of which I dyed, some are left natural (but thoroughly washed and de-gummed). Again: it's the pile that is so satisfying.

The last box is packets of tools and supplies:

tools2

Not nearly so photogenic, but definitely fun to pack up and stow away.

All this goes East in a few weeks. It has taken nine months to gather, dye and package it all, the birth will be at SOAR, and all the nurturing will be up to other people.

But oh! the pleasure of them now, all together, neatly bundled and ready to go, is mine (and yours! feast your eyes).

9 Comments:

Blogger Michael said...

Ooh! I so wish I was going... that looks like a fantastic class, in all its bundles.

Will these be tapestry-loom style? I think I remember that this is for a pile class?

9:36 AM  
Blogger Cathy said...

Virgo heaven indeed. Sooo...something else is nicely organized. (smile) How's the storage?

10:08 AM  
Blogger LauraJ said...

Something to strive for... my house is not so inclined. People keep leaving boxes of stuff they stole off my desk a couple years ago. Have a great time at SOAR, give my love to Woodchuck, who won't know who you're talking about.

Maybe you and Helen can work some pile weaving classes out here(relatively) sometime?

1:04 PM  
Blogger Charleen said...

Even a messy Gemini like me gave a little gasp at such a beautiful sight! I really wish I was going to be taking that class.

1:56 PM  
Blogger Debbi said...

I would so love to be going and taking your class! Lucky lucky SOAR students!

5:16 PM  
Blogger Deanna said...

Aaaah, beauty in a box. Such a joy! Have you always loved different kinds of containers, too?! Ooh, and office supplies. But there's something about kits and boxes that makes you feel all's right with the world. Yeah, I do have some Virgo in my chart. :-)

8:36 PM  
Blogger Terry said...

How very nice. Organization gives a sense of security. Even to a wild Aries such as myself!

10:09 PM  
Blogger Freyalyn said...

Lovely little packets, all beautifully organised in neat boxes - oh the bliss....

I want someone to wave a magic wand and send me to Sara's class at SOAR this year. Tried to get hubby to agree would be a wonderful 40th pressie next year but he won't go for it.

I'm not sure you've got enough green in those packets, though.

2:15 AM  
Blogger claudia said...

I do appreciate the organization, but my heart lies with the big explosions of color silk balls.

3:35 PM  

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