The dyeing group meets 4 times a year in
Charvil Village Hall, including the July Main guild meeting Saturday.
This is usually on a Sunday the week
following a main Guild day
Dyeing yarn and fibre is a central part of the process of producing both yarns and fabrics. Within the Guild we have members who explore both natural dyes in all their many forms and the new synthetic dyes.
We try to run at least one 'dyeing day', usually in July, either led by a specialist dyer or a day in which we just experiment and share ideas and knowledge - either way we always end up with lots of exciting samples of wonderfully coloured yarns and fibres.
Our other dyeing day meetings are on a Saturday or Sunday once a quarter in the autumn, winter and spring in addition to the main guild Saturday dyeing meeting in July.
In the Gallery, we have created a photographic record of two dyeing projects to give an idea of the processes involved.
Dyeing events held in the past include a one day workshop on 'Using Natural Dyes'/
Another on 'Using Acid Dyes'.
Plus an unususal workshop, "Hammering - Using Plants as Dyes".