The first of these was a workshop with Edwina MacKinnon. Here we dyed with indigo and also Potassium Permanganate. This gives a delightful brown shade which goes well with indigo.
|Dyeing samples drying on the grass.|
fabric is stitched and the fabric gathered firmly before dyeing.) All this was great fun.
The fabric was eventually washed out yesterday and hung out to dry on my washing line. I have still to iron it and put it all away. I think my favourite has to be the blue and white piece to the left of this photo. This was the cotton piece which I have bound up with bulldog clips. You may see some brown marks on the cloth. These occurred because a couple of the bulldog clips decided to start rusting. Really interesting results.
|Dyeing samples after being unwrapped and rinsed.|
|broken crockery and tiles|
|the reverse of the same tiles and crockery pieces.|
|Felt made using bits and pieces of discarded samples.|
Following Friday's felt making session, I returned to Frodsham, once again for another feltmaking workshop. This time it was with the International Feltmakers Association. We were making felt using prefelts, pieces of partially felted fabric. The pattern was based on a skyscraper scene which we were given to use. Pieces of prefelt were cut to shape before the whole piece was felted onto a background of wool tops.
|My skyscraper scene|