Scottish Natural Dyes with Carole Keepax

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The talk that Carole gave in the morning was very interesting. Carole had just recently finished her Certificate of Achievement which was many volumes of work examples, recipes, historical evidence of dyeing in Scotland and beautiful drawings of the dye plants.  The whole certificate would make a wonderful reference book for people to dip into both historically and on a … Read More

Lichen Dyes with Serena Mason

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I am fascinated by how the sombre lichens that grow on the rocks in Wester Ross can be used as dyestuff to produce wonderful colours. Although it is now lost in the mists of my failing memory I probably was lured into the Highland Guild by a natural dyeing workshop, as well as a need to improve my spinning. Workshops … Read More

Creating a self patterning yarn with Stephanie Hoyle

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We drove down to Dingwall on one of those bright crystalline days of spring, with the promise of a very interesting and informative day ahead. As the last to arrive we entered a room buzzing with anticipation, on the desks neatly laid out were pencils, wool, and a large polystyrene board with nails standing out in a star shape. It … Read More