One of the most important appliances I own is my washing machine. We use it for the family laundry (yikes!) but also for washing out the hand dyed fabrics. Pulling the dripping fabrics out of the plastic containers, the fabric is dropped into the washer as it fills. The fabrics are washed in cold, warm,and finally hot cycles. (I have very hot water at my house.) The washer has to be monitored at all times. (Never leave your fabric wet in the washer or the colors may back dye on themselves and stain the fabric.)
thread, it has to be washed by hand. Here's a pyramid of buckets stacked with skeins of dyed thread. Usually I'm using the water running out of the washing machine to fill the buckets. Lifting buckets of water keeps my arms and shoulders in weight lifter mode.
|Me in an unusually neat studio. I can't imagine how that happened!|