Taster days for complete novices and masterclasses covering a breadth of skills.
thunder & lightning, sunshine and showers, four seasons in one weekend and all the colours of the natural rainbow emerged from our outdoor dye kitchen!
It may have been cold and grey outside but there was colour everywhere at our Dyeing Taster Day! We started the morning learning about tray dyeing with synthetic dyes, using small quantities of dye squirted onto cloth and yarn to create rainbow effects. Next we had a session making colour from nature – beautiful autumnal … Continue reading DYEING TASTER 4/2/12
A wonderful day of sharing skills and knowledge. Our volunteers spent the day with 12 new spinners showing them how to pick and prepare fleece, card, drop spin and use the wheel. We spent the afternoon in a spinning circle, exchanging stories and learning new skills.
We were thrilled to have Anne Dixon as our tutor for the five week Masterclass. Our participants came away with a wealth of knowledge and a colourful collection of sample weaves.
Dyeing with the Sun on Saturday but Sunday we got the Blues… a day of stitching, folding, pleating, clamping and resisting.. dyeing with locally grown woad and indigo… the rain came down but didn’t dampen our enthusiasm…
What a wonderful week! Our tutor, Jenny Rose spent five wonderful days sharing her skills and knowledge – starting with ‘caring for and maintaining your wheel’ to ‘designer yarns’ … It was definitely a case of ‘learning by doing’ – building on our existing skills and learning more about our craft. We had the opportunity … Continue reading Spinning Masterclass Feb 2012