Last post pictured the side entry into what used to be our dye house. Now I open the door and show you a few pictures (blurry iphone photos, sorry) of the interior of a much-missed, circa 1960′s dye house. This is where our yarns used to get colored.
Above are tools of the trade, pigments, a thermometer, a spoon, pipettes, and garden variety kettles in which to dissolve the dyes.
Miscellany on shelves in the dye-prep room.
In the dye house proper, a dye tank in the foreground. In the back, two ‘cabinets’ that hold the skeins.
Hoists lift the cabinets into the tank.
Analog dials keep track of water temps and direction of flow.
In the drying room, damp skeins are strung on wooden dowels and hung on drying racks.
Hi-tech (?) fans circulate air to speed up the drying process.
Skeins dyed and dried and ready for twisting.
Today, the rooms pictured above are empty. The equipment is gone. So where do we go from here?
On an adventure. More soon.