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:
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:
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:
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).