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In preparation for wiring the weaving shop the items for the weaving itself which had been placed on the shop cement needed to be moved.  In order to get it out of the shop a roof had to be put on the shop.  With that done and the seams sealed today we packed all of it (wool, cotton, and 500+ empty canning jars) – three containers at a time – on our Kubota’s loader and hoisted them up above.  Material for stairs is already planed and cut, but there is no place in which to construct it.  So today was the day.  And here it is, the first of our materials stored safely, cleanly, securely, and protected.

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Our sixteen years here has been like an octopus, starting projects here and there, working on them as we had opportunity and need.  It may not seem like much, but starting to move this material into this area marks the completion of another stage, started years ago.  It feels really good.

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Testing Mordants With Haskap Dye

Here’s the results from yesterday’s mordant trials.  Using all haskap berries/haskap berry derived products this range of colour was achieved by varying the mordants and application timing.  I think that the possibilities are very wide-ranging.  Beautiful, no?

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