Natural Dyeing Masterclass 22-24 June

thunder & lightning, sunshine and showers, four seasons in one weekend and all the colours of the natural rainbow emerged from our outdoor dye kitchen!  

DYEING TASTER 4/2/12

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

SPIN TASTER DAY 21/1/12

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.

weave masterclass March 2012

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.

Natural Dyeing Masterclass July 7- 8

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…

Spinning Masterclass Feb 2012

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

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