A Year in Colour Exhibition

During 2015, my Guild ran a year-long natural dyeing project with Winterbourne House, a local museum. Each month, the gardeners at Winterbourne provided plant material (flower heads, bark, leaves, etc.) which the guild tested for their natural dye properties. To explore the varied colours that can be achieved through the use of mordants and …

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Spinning Your Own Yarn

I have an article in the April issue of Seamwork, released today. The article is a guide on creating your own yarn, and includes stages from buying and washing a fleece, carding and spinning fibre, plying spun singles, and washing your yarn. That’s a lot of information to squeeze in. If anything …

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AGWSD Trade Fair, Where I May Have Bought My First Fleece

As I’ve mentioned previously, I recently joined the Birmingham Guild of Weavers, Spinners and Dyers. Last week the Association of Guilds held their annual summer school. I didn’t attend the summer school, but I did attend the open day held last Saturday, where visitors could drop-in to shop at the …

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