Monday, April 06, 2009

Dye Workshop

Sometime last year I was asked if I could do a dye workshop, I tentively agreed and the date was booked for 6th April 2009. I packed up the car last night and off I went this morning into deepest Kent.

I started with a demonstration and let them loose with the dyes, here are some of the results:





I think I had 13 dyer's in all but instead of pandemonium it all went very well!



Spiral Dyeing Sampler



This is a little sampler of Bluefaced Leicester which I dyed up as a colour sampler so people could see the strength of colours we were going to be using today. It is spiral dyed with 11 colours.

For a good visual explanation about spiral dyeing see here

12 comments:

Caroline said...

Looks good enough to eat!

So glad you did a workshop and of course it went well!

Freyalyn said...

Looks like great fun - once you've herded everyone up and got them pointing in the right direction, workshops are very satisfying. Well done!

Marianne said...

What a fabulous looking group and not at all surprised to see them all smiling. If I had my personal teleporter I'd be THERE!
All the dyed fibres are great, love the range and everyone's ideas.
The BFL, FUN and gorgeous!
XOX

Lou said...

That looks like it was fun - if you ever do another one and I'm awake at the time, I'd love to go along!

Heather said...

That looks such a lot of fun, and what a great selection of different effects.

Sheila said...

It looks like everyone had a great time. The fibers look great...a rainbow of color.

Rosie said...

How brilliant (literally). No wonder everyone's smiling. Especially love your sample piece.

Lah Lah said...

Well done - the results look absolutely fantastic.

Love your samples too - mmm pretty.

KimK said...

How cool! That must have been a great experience for all.

picperfic said...

Oh Jo, thanks for the link! Looks like fun was had all round! Do you like teaching? You are a natural, and I know that first hand!

fiberjoy said...

Wow! Those are fantastic dye jobs! Looks like they had a grand time.

angie said...

ooooooh I love that spiral dyeing!! and Blue faced Leicester....definitely need some of that!
Glad to hear your workshop went well. xx