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July Dyeing Day 2017

Saturday Guild Meeting - July 15th

Natural Dyeing Day with Penny Walsh

Penny is a graduate of the RCA and studied, on a British Councl scholarship, traditional hand weaving and the use of natural dyes of Norway. This started her interest in sustainable methods of textile production. Her dye studio is regularly comissioned by interior and costume designers and textile restorers.

Penny is giving us a talk on Saturday and a full day workshop on Sunday titled 'Achieving reliable and repeatable colour from natural dyeing'. The workshop costs £40 for BSWD members / £45 for non-members and is limited to 12 people on a first come first serve basis.

In her talk Penny will look at historic recipes and techniques and their modern adaptations using a little science which means we can ensure that plant based colours are suitable for contemporary design. requirements, and can achieve repeatable, light fast and wash-proof colours.

In her workshop she will help us creat a dye recipe book with samples of dyed yarn and fabric pieces. Novices are welcome and there is no requirement for previous experience in dyeing. Penny will supply 6 dyestuffs, 4 mordants, plant material and some cotton and wool for each person to try.

If you would like a place in the workshop please e-mail Roz. To find out more about he workshop follow this link.



August 19th - Members Day - Pot Luck Lunch


Forthcoming events

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27th Jul Weaving Group Meeting - Charvil Village Hall

2nd Aug Spinning Group meeting - Charvil Village Hall

7th Aug Monday Evening Group - MEG - Denton Road Friends Meeting House

10th Aug Weaving Group Meeting - Charvil Village Hall

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