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 a 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. +++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++ 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.