A personalised course where you are?Contact Jenny Below: some highlighted talks and demos
PAST TALKS, DEMOS AND CLASSES Colours for Christmas Dyers' day course in Egerton Egerton Sports Pavilion. 20 & 27 November 2018 See next column for Woolshed classes Art in Romney Marsh - 13 September at LYDD Parish Church (Mad about Madder) 1 September Saturday Dye-day at the Woolshed 25 August 2018 Saturday Dye-day at the Woolshed 24 July 2018 Thanet WI Home & Craft Group 7:30pm, Birchington, Kent 28 - 30 April 2018 Bushcraft dyeing at the May Meet See www.bushcraft-magazine.co.uk/may-day-meet 6 Jun 2017 Weld, Woad and Madder, talk and small demo 7:30pm, Newchurch WI, Kent ++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++
Below: A rainbow of colours using vegetable (non-synthetic) dyes. These are rolls of Romney Marsh wool tops.
Above: Jenny using her dyed fleece for needlefelt pictures. (At Egerton Farmers Market on 2nd or 3rd Fridays, 2 - 4.30pm) Below: Just a few of the colours obtained from madder. The former Mad about Madder and Loving Logwood course is now part of 9th May 2020 Dering Dye Day.
Programme 2020 Courses suspended because of the pandemic
Della Newman (Spinning Earth) see Della's site for other fibre craft courses (currently also suspended). www.spinningearth.co.uk E-mail her on della [at] spinningearth.co.uk Della with some of her spinning class depicted below (used by permission).
We also have links with www.wyecommunityfarm.org.uk/ which supplies a lot of the fleece. +++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++ ROMNEY MARSH VISITOR CENTRE NEW: I possibly will be at the Romney Marsh Visitor Centre doing a Family Dye Day on 12th September. If you'd like to take part, please check their website. fifthcontinent.org.uk/ +++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++ Below: WOAD, at the Woolshed, Wye. Direct dyeing pale blue with woad leaves. It can be much darker - see the photo from the Birchington demo.
Results from Birchington mini-demo below: madder red/pink, weld yellow, woad indigo (with a touch of purple), and woad indigo on the weld to give a green.
Above: Selection of naturally-dyed wool, Wensleydale and Blue-faced Leicester. Now in 200g batches and some at 400g. Yarn from Yorkshire Spinners.