Natural Dyeing with Mordants

Sunday September 22nd – Learn how to use various natural dyes, mordants, assists and resists to create different shades and patterns on wool fabric and yarn. At the end of the day you will leave with an array of variegated and multi-coloured wools that can be used in your projects.

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Kathy White

Mordants are integral to natural dyeing as they help to make the dyes bind to the fibre but did you know that you can play with mordants to create different shades and patterns on your yarn? During this workshop we will use various natural dyes, mordants, assists and resists to create different shades and colours on wool fabric and yarn. We will discuss the different processes to make variegated and colour blocked yarn for knitting and weaving projects and for those interested in rug hooking, we will look at how these techniques can be used on woven cloth. At the end of the day you will leave with an array of variegated and patterned wools that can be used in your projects. We will start the day with baked goods, coffee and tea and will have a lovely lunch provided by Cait’s Café.

Where: Picnic Shelter in the Lion’s Park, 308 Gypsy Lane in Blyth

When: September 22nd, 10am to 5pm Rain or Shine. This is an outdoor activity. Dress for weather.

Breakfast, lunch, fruit and beverages provided throughout the day.

All materials included. Wool yarn is sourced from Steele Wool Farms, Blyth.

Space is limited so register early!

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