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Dyeing for art yarn

Dyeing for art yarn. Dye your own skeins, balls or yarn, or tops with quick and easy acid dyes and experiment with primary, complementary and analgous colours in the same dye pot. Course  includes 50 gms Mixed merino Tops and use of Ashford, Landscape and World of Wool dyes but please bring your own dye pot if you […]

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Beginner spinner news:

This is a BIG THANK YOU to you all at Summer School! Val and I found these beautiful feathers in one of my fields = inspiration! We acquired a Jacob fleece at the Summer School and I had an intro to flick carding at Knuston Hall, so my half of the Jacob got flick carded […]

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natural dye workshop

Natural dye workshop

Natural dye workshop: dyeing with weld, indigo, and madder with Judy Hardman. Judy is practical, straightforward and very inspiring. Dye your own handsup skeins under her expert tuition. Weld and Madder have been chosen for their excellent lightfast properties – as well as availability.  While skeins are mordanting we will do some indigo dyeing and later-on combine the […]

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spinning for beginners

Spinning for beginners

Spinning for beginners Spinning for beginners – learn how to spin your own yarn using a drop spindle. Pam teaches the long draw method which, can be used on any fibre and can create woollen or worsted spun yarns. All materials are provided in this workshop and you go home with your own Ashford spindle. Please […]

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colour skills

Colour Skills at Leicester Guild

Colour skills at Leicester Guild was a happy day yesterday. I did a mini workshop called ‘Tints, Tones and Shades – a module of my Manage-Colour-before-it-Manages-You Workshop which take place in June. Tints Tones and Shades (TTS) is a basic colour skill that is useful when you have fibre or singles that is too Vibrant, too Dull, […]

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Weaving lessons can be creative

Weaving lessons can be creative. Just look at this first weaving by Dee. Weaving on her neat little laptop loom (12″Ashford Knitters Loom), she chose Ashford’s Tekapo yarn as the warp and weft. Tekapo is a beautifully bouncy yarn with good stretching properties – just right for the rigid heddle looms which can be warped up […]

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Acid Dye Colour Wheel Workshop

Acid Dye Colour wheel workshop

Acid Dye colour wheel workshop.  Make your own 36 point colour wheel in primary, secondary and tertiary colours.    Spinners and fibre artists need a colour at some point in their creative lives – and when that time comes you don’t want waste time, dye and precious fibre experimenting with secondary and tertiary colours trying to find the one you […]

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The Big Textile Show

This really is a big do….a whole weekend of woolly things at The Big Textile Show held at Leicester Grammar School, easy to find and plenty of parking. See my amazing new range superfine carders, blending boards and brushes (superfine prices too!!!), learn long draw, win a prize with the Social Spinners. So much to do, so […]

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Summer School

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In the Grease

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Weaving Retreat -Colours to Dye for

A new weaver plans to use this log as her inspiration and thought she may have to do some dyeing but  we have yarns, and colours to suit everyone …..

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Spin Suri Alpaca, Cashmere, and Sillk this weekend

at Knuston Hall – lovely fibres, lovely place and its not too late to join me and a rare chance to get your hands on Suri alpaca lovely fibres in a lovely place

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Long draw spinning straight from the fleece

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Batts for art yarn…

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ready for Leicester long wool

Ruth is learning to spin raw fleece ready for when her Leicester long wool sheep are shorn in June, she plans to make rugs on the peg loom. There was plenty of help at Woolly day

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At Woolly day in March…

Julia was spinning a lovely art yarn at Woolly Day last Saturday – the colours are set off agains her new Ashford wheel

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Dyeing workshop 16th Jan: Complementary colours

Sally produced a lovely example of the effect of using complementary colours with these silk hankies

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