The key to becoming a SPEED weaver is the 5 DON'TS.
1) Don't dye your reed.
2) Don't cut your reed.
3) Don't organize your reed.
4) Don't clutter your work area with PILES of reed.
5) Don't purchase a pound of each size of reed you need for one basket.
So, let's break it down.
The Black Eyed Susan Tote contains TWENTY-ONE items in the kit. That's 21 different sizes and dyed elements of reed plus bases, webbing, etc. Now imagine buying a pound of each of those sizes required and DYEing half of them. Not once, but a couple of times to make sure the color is dynamic or in the case of a tie dye THREE days for the process. Now let's throw another day on for measuring, cutting, and packaging that kit. It all sounds like a pretty major time commitment and the fun part (weaving) hasn't even started yet.
So, to SPEED up your weaving process the best thing to do is BUY A KIT. Yep, the dyeing, cutting, packaging, is all done for you. The best part? When your done with the basket there are not 20 partial rolls of reed to contend with which results in...INSTANT CLEAN STUDIO. Now that's what I'm talking about.
Do you have YOUR kits staged for the weaving season yet?