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December 10, 2010
Spring was our busiest season. When shearing time came, the whole village prepared to send the bulk of our famous cloth for sale. When fresh fleeces became available, my family would work from sunrise to sunset dyeing and spinning. We didn't have much time to experiment, but followed trusted practices and traditions to produce the most popular colours.

Dyers had another busy season in midsummer when ilulura grubs began growing in the shit. We collected them, prepared the secret pigments, and dyed yarn. Some of the dye and some of the iridescent yarn would be saved for the following spring.