Wednesday, 12 April 2017

Natural dyeing with Jenny Dean

This fabulous Jenny Dean workshop was a Christmas present from my Dear Husband.


 The Ditchling Art and Craft Museum, is a beautiful venue for workshops.


The brilliant Jenny Dean is an amazing tutor and so generous in sharing her experience of natural dyeing - so many colour variations are possible using plants from our very own gardens.


We started with pots of water, added lots of plant materials - Weld, Cochineal (beetles!), Prussian Blue and Madder - then some wool yarn, stirred and waited. 




Lots of rinsing later and we had some lovely yarns drying in the sunshine - look at this stunning rainbow of colour!


A colourful end to a wonderful day.  My head was buzzing all the way home.

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