Monday, September 24, 2012

Home from Camp

At Camp we were up between 6:30 and 7 to get ready for 8am breakfast. This morning we were up early as well. Beth has left for work so I decided to start a blog post before heading to the store to start unpacking. Unfortunately there isn't anyone here serving me breakfast.

Yesterday morning we woke up to rain. Not what we wanted to see when we had to pack up the van after lunch. There was a small break around 11 and we hustled to get everything packed before the rain started again. Thankfully it didn't and we had a nice drive home. Beth (my sister) and Cathy headed home in the van while I had Beth and Josh in the truck heading towards the airport.

Here are more Camp pictures.
During a break in the rain.

Beth taught indigo dyeing yesterday.
Beth gave the students wet skeins of yarn and they are knotting them or adding elastic bands. When done this will make the light and dark spots.

 The indigo mix.

 After it comes out of the pail of dye.

Beth is making some more dye.

Beth would soak the skeins in the dye bath and then the ladies would wring out the extra dye. The skein lies out for a time (I don't know how long because I missed that part of the discussion) and then it goes back into the dye. They kept repeating until the skein was darker than they wanted the finished product to be. It dries two shades lighter than what it looks like when wet.

We had an amazing time at Camp. There was a lot of laughter along with learning. Thanks to all who came and especially our instructors.


Lois Evensen said...

That all looks like so much fun!

Anonymous said...

Looks like a lot of fun!