Wednesday, 11 November 2009

Beautiful Blues - Indigo & Woad Workshop

Now the observant among you will have notice that this is not blue....


But when I tell you that the above murky spaghetti became this.....

and this.....

you'll understand why I think that dyeing with indigo and woad is so magical.

Last Saturday was Indigo and Woad dyeing at the hut and I had a lovely day despite having a yucky cold. Vicky and Emily were very patient with my snufflings, (thank you girls!), and produced some fantastic yarns, fibres and fabrics.

I particularly liked the ingenious pan-balancing structure which was set up to do some dip-dyeing ....

(nice work there - I may have to borrow that idea!) and I'll be looking forward to seeing the free range knitting and felting (no pressure!).

That was the last of this year's dyeing courses, however, you can still catch me for a fabulous day learning all you need to know about beaded knitting at Skeins, the lovely Carole's, workshop in Glossop in December. I have some lovely patterns and projects planned and all materials, including beads and yarn, are provided. Which reminds me, I must go and order some more yummy beads and organise next year's workshop dates.....

2 comments:

Crobbles said...

It was a wonderful day indeed. My free range creation will be started soon :-)

Mousy Brown said...

Sorry haven't been to visit for ages - my little one has had the dreaded pig flu! Lovely photo's! Was a fantastic day - will let you know as soon as I get around to using some of the results! :)

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