It seems so long since I went to Beautiful Silks in Allansford for Summer Dye Camp and yet–no post. The tutor once again was Jenai Hooke, full of expertise and inspiration, and dye camp was wonderful!
We dyed with fresh woad from the garden and ice.
My fellow dyers did all kinds of amazing things with indigo and leaves. The crowd at Beautiful Silks never fails to be full of inspiring and interesting humans.
Critters dropped in!
This is a strategy for dyeing yarn that would never have occurred to me. Stunning in the skein (and all multi coloured skeins have their challenges).
I dyed with indigo and with eucalypts.
I learned a new-to-me and very effective way of mordanting with soy, and was re-educated about the importance of scouring.
I made indigo circles for later use, inspired by Jude Hill’s indigo moons on Spirit Cloth.
There was so much more! Madder, cochineal, walnut, tannins, mud, indigo painting… what a fabulous way to spend a holiday, plus the glorious time spent in Warrnambool and surrounds. Highly recommended.