Historical Dyeing – 28 January 2107

Fellow Member Pat, resplendent in authentic costume, talked us through the under-garments, the footwear and the heavy, capacious dress of a middle class medieval woman.  She is the Paston Heritage Society’s colour specialist, and spends her days happily brewing up dyes using flowers, leaves and roots to produce gentle, subtle colours that blend effortlessly with one another.  A thoroughly enjoyable afternoon which left us all inspired.

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Woolly Warmth on a Chilly Day

Using a short-row knitting technique and handspun yarn, Annemarie is well on the way to completing a set of unique table mats.  (Some of us thought they might double up as berets!)

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Beryl’s lovely scarf shows her skill with a rigid heddle loom and pick-up sticks.

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Susan’s experiments with Black Beans, Beetroot, handspun yarn and vinegar resulted in a pair of rustic fingerless mitts – and apparently the beetroot tasted good too !

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Fabulous Felting

Our first meeting of 2017 was kicked off in style when Sheila revealed what she’d been making over the Christmas break.  She had dyed the fleece and then needle-felted several pieces on a fantasy theme.  This stunning duo was our favourite :

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