Monday, 10 April 2017

Making colour

A wonderful day, spent at a Dye Workshop run by the Devon Guild of Weavers, Spinners and Dyers. The Guest Tutor was Barbara Spicer, of the Somerset Guild, W,S & D.

It was tremendous fun, messing about with water, colour and wet yarn. Having said that, a lot of preparation of tools and equipment, and information sheets, had clearly been done. All attendees ended up with samples similar to mine. Barbara steered us all through the necessary processes with a firm hand, tact and much good humour. I shall happily sign up, should she run a follow up course.
Top photo - from the left, 3 skeins in primary colours, 3 skeins in 0.1% colours, 3 skeins primary colours with black ( shades), 6 skeins secondary colours, 6 skeins secondary colours overdyed, 3 skeins random.
Bottom photo - from the left, BFL roving dyed in my own dye mix, coloured ( grey) fleece with the same dye as the BFL, right top random dyed wool yarn with my own mix, bottom BFL roving with a different dye mix.

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