Friday, November 3, 2017

Dyeing with all Natural Substances

Sue Vegter gave a wonderful presentation sharing her knowledge and experience of items dyed with mushrooms, ferns, lichens, black walnuts, pokeberries, prickly pear cactus and many other natural items.

This is a sweater she is working on using all natural dyed yarns.  The colors just blend together.

Pieces of fabric that have been dyed.

Pokeberries give a beautiful reddish color but are not consistent from year to year. Which is true for any natural dye.

These strands of yarn have all been dyed with different mushrooms.

This is Sue with one of her dyed pieces of fabric. On to another fun phase, what to do with the dyed fabric?

Show and Tell

Priscilla is wearing a vest she felted to give a textured look to it. 

Above she is showing her Eco-Dyed pieces with different leaves, she does use a lot of Eucalyptus leaves though. The buttons on the jacket are a natural seed.

Carol is showing examples of yarn she dyed in a class using all natural dyes. Beautiful colors.

 Here we see the many expressions of Jeanne.

And below examples of the wonderful wool felted pincushions she is making and putting in fun, found objects.

Wendy made a purse that turns into a backpack.

This is an example of a book cover we will be making in January, taught by Alice.