Category Archives: Dyeing

Hair to dye for the Mer’s.

Hair to dye for the Mer’s. After a long pause from felting to work on the Guild Library survey (why did no one tell me data analysis was so much fun?) with interruptions to torture incent unsuspecting flax plants, I … Continue reading

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Decorating the cowl

As you recall I was dying some silk lap for my cowl. They turned out well. Silk always looks so raggy after dying. I think it’s the squeezing out of the excess water. They look a little better dry after … Continue reading

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Next Steps for My Cowl

With a few weeks until the Christmas markets, I finally got back to my cowl. This is as far as I had gotten before I had to put it aside. It took me forever to get the silk wrapped around … Continue reading

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Burning the fuzz off a basket and then dying it.

I thought I would try burning fuss of some felt, a bergschaf wool basket to be precise. My son gave me his cool little cigar lighter he picked up. It worked for about 5 seconds then was out of fuel. … Continue reading

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Bubble Texture

My best-laid plans have gone awry, so I am going to show you a short piece I did back in 2012. Texture seems to be a popular topic so this should fit right in. Although this is an older post … Continue reading

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Basket Mark 2 Finished.

This week I finished the basket. All it really needed was to have the handle finished and that would have been fast and easy. But a white basket is not only boring it does not fit with me. I can’t … Continue reading

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Sublimation printing with Dawn Dupree

This is a guest post by Kim Winter of Flextiles. A couple of weeks ago I went on a sublimation printing workshop with Dawn Dupree, a well-established textile printer based in south London near me. She specialises in multilayered collage, … Continue reading

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A New Hat

I have been working on a new “pillbox” type of hat. I got this great lattice yarn and wanted to use to add some interest to the hat. I got this yarn at Value Village, a big chain second hand … Continue reading

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Silk Yarn Dying

This week I decided to do some yarn dyeing. I bought some ends of cones someone brought in to the guild. They are perfect for me as I don’t need large amounts of any yarn. I couldn’t find my niddy noddy so I just wrapped … Continue reading

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I’ve got rainbows on my mind

First of all, happy Thanksgiving to everyone reading this in the US! I hope you had a nice celebration. Today I’m sharing some rainbow-y fibre I created, plus a “throwback” item that I hope you’ll like. Being an indie dyer … Continue reading

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