July 17, 2007

Svilena vrućina / Silky heat

Vruće je. Pakleno je vruće. Temperatura nastavlja biti visoka, sa maloprije izmjerenih 36 stupnjeva iako je već prošlo 19h. Na suncu je preko dana bilo još i gore. Naravno da je prevruće za bilo kakav ručni rad, ali ja svejedno s vremena na vrijeme sjednem za kolovrat razmišljajući da će mi vrteće kolo kolovrata pomoći u rashlađivanju. Možete si samo zamisliti da ni to ne pomaže, ali polako polako i usprkos vrućini predem. Rezultat je gotovih 250g prediva, nešto duplano, drugo jednostruko. Nastavak je farbanje istog u crnom čaju koji predivu daje prekrasnu boju.



It is hot. Very hot. The temperature continues to be very high (36 degrees C some minutes ago), on the sun a lot hotter. It is hard to be doing anything, but I ocassionally sit at the spinning wheel thinking that the spinning wheel will produce some wind and would help me cool down. Wishfull thinking, since it remains hot nevertheless.
Despite that, I have managed to produce 2 skeins of double plied silk yarn and one single skein. Just started working on the next single ply skein, but if it persists with the heat, it will take awhile until I am done. The plan is to color the skeins using the black tea, which I have recently experimented with and the resulted color was fabolous.

3 comments:

Leigh said...

I love spinning silk. Your yarn is lovely. I am very interested in your black tea dying! Do you use a mordant?

Olinka said...

Hi Leigh,

I did use a mordant. Not sure whether that is the best of the available options, but I have put some drops of vinegar. It did work out, although the shade is a little different then on the sample I did recently. I will put the photos in the next post and you will be able to see it. Olinka!

Nymph said...

ne bih nikad rekla da si ovu boju dobila s crnim čajem. ja ti se i dalje divim, a ona zelena hundertwasser tkanina je fantastična. je li to već sašiven kaput ili si samo prebacila preko lutke. Izgleda toplo i moderno, a opet nešto što se može godinama nositi bez obzira na trendove. ja na tvom blogu svaki put napasem oči ;-)