Monthly Archives: July 2010

Indigo and allotments

Today we’ve been dyeing with indigo. O On the washing line today were the results of our indigo dyeing session. We also dyed with alkanet to get a range of purples and very successfully with buddleia flowers that produced a … Continue reading

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This week …

We have been working with nettles (whilst wearing gloves…) Stripping out fibres for weaving … In the dye bath … We are making quite a collection of dyed fibres and fabric and had time for a quick chat about ideas … Continue reading

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Cartwright Hall visit

This week we had a very enjoyable visit to Cartwright Hall and Gallery in Bradford to see an exhibition of the work of ceramicist and sculptor Halima Cassell. Halima was there talking about her inspirations and demonstrating the carving technique … Continue reading

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Natural dyeing week 2

Plant materials laid out for a group sized eco-print. Bundled up ready for the steamer. Unwrapping after an hour. Revealed Making rhubarb leaf mordant.

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Natural dyeing

‘Eco-dyeing’ session today at the Workshops. Using the hot-processing technique as described by India Flint. Plant material and found metals added to pre-mordanted (with alum and cream of tartar) silk and secured in a bundle. Put in the steamer for … Continue reading

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