Focus on Dyeing – Naturally !

We are very fortunate to have two members who are history “buffs”.  Pam belongs to the Paston Society, and Debby to an Anglo Saxon re-enactment group.  Both use natural dyes that would have been available at the period, and this week they shared with us the results.  Pam has used, among others, comfrey, madder and marigolds.


Debby used onion skins (with, and without a mordant) to dye the yarn for her tablet-woven braid.


Whilst on holiday, June introduced her family to weaving on card looms,


and Geri wowed us all with her Sanquar gloves.  (Look it up on Google – and be blown away by the wonderful patterns.)


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