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Works-in-Progress Wednesday

Posted by A. Lorena Haldeman on

 This one's for Catherine!  Here we have a two-part video on how I wind yarn into skeins after dyeing them. When I get undyed yarn sent to me, it generally comes in a 60" skein. But sometimes, in order to get the repeat I want, I rewind it into 72" skeins (such as Seaworthy, in this video example). But then I want to rewind it back into a smaller skein for a variety of reasons (seeing how the colors interplay, making everything a uniform size  for displays, and so on).  The first video is setting up, and not getting very...

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Works-in-Progress Wednesday (on Thursday!)

Posted by A. Lorena Haldeman on

 This week, That Poor Man helped me out by holding the camera while I opened some molds -- this is about eight or nine hours after pouring, having given the molds time to set. Previously: Opening the kiln Dyeing yarn Cleaning greenware Mermaid finishing touches Glazing yarn mugs Weaving Painting mermaids Wrapping soap Pouring greenware Spinning Painting mushroom plaques  

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Works-in-Progress Wednesday

Posted by A. Lorena Haldeman on

 This week, Backup Dog helps me unload the kiln (warning to the motion sensitive, some parts have movement and are blurry) --  Previously: Dyeing yarn Cleaning greenware Mermaid finishing touches Glazing yarn mugs Weaving Painting mermaids Wrapping soap Pouring greenware Spinning Painting mushroom plaques

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Works-in-Progress Wednesday

Posted by A. Lorena Haldeman on

This week is as exciting as watching yarn dye.  No; really. This is how I've spent most of the last week....! Previously: Cleaning greenware Mermaid finishing touches Glazing yarn mugs Weaving Painting mermaids Wrapping soap Pouring greenware Spinning Painting mushroom plaques

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Works-in-Progress Wednesday

Posted by A. Lorena Haldeman on

 A few months ago I ramped up my pouring schedule from one day a week to two; this means that I have a lot more greenware than usual right now (especially when you take into account that I seem to have gotten off my schedule and missed a bisque firing.... so then I REALLY have more greenware!). So much greenware, in fact, that I can fit no more on my work table -- so it's time for a Bonus Firing. Here is the last little stage of me cleaning before finishing loading the kiln and running it.  Previously: Mermaid finishing...

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