All (Dorset) Buttoned Up

Inspired by Elly’s workshop last week, Tracey quite literally “got weaving”.  Having mastered the basics, she went on to produce several little masterpieces.  The detail is amazing – tiny harvest mice and a delicate spider’s web being just two of her creations.  (They will be on sale at the Aylsham Show this weekend). 

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Margaret is working on something a tad bigger – a blanket no less.  It will be ready for husband Ken to snuggle in when the weather turns cold.

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And Sharon showed us her skill with dyes when skein after skein of the most beautiful blue yarn emerged from her shopping basket.  (If I tell her it’s “just my colour” do you think she might take the hint ???) 

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Dyeing Demonstration – 5 March 2016

Outside it was dull and cold, but inside the Weavers’ Workshop there was vibrancy and colour.

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Ten of us were taken through the process of dyeing fleece by Tutor, Jenny.

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After careful measuring and blending of dye, acid and liquid she magically transformed white unspun fleece into cherry red, vivid turquoise and blue space-dyed gorgeousness.

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Her clear and methodical approach left us feeling we might all be able to achieve something unique and wonderful.

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Tea and biscuits and plenty of chatter rounded off yet another successful session