January 2 day Workshop Natural Dyeing and Tapestry weaving

Two Day Workshop : 23rd /24th January : Natural Dyeing and tapestry weaving

“From the Land to the Cloth” by Ann Ross

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Two days to immerse yourself in a colourful unfolding of new and old methods of adding colour to cloth and spun fibre.

DAY 1
The aim of the workshop is to raise awareness of  the ancient tradition in Scotland of using plants for dyeing fabric and yarns
Many of the information has been lost and this workshop will help to keep some of this knowledge alive by experimenting, while enjoying the contact with the natural world and exploring the immediate environment and its history. You will dye a range of experimental colours and plants . Dyeing with frozen flowers to release the colours as well as root and leaf dyes common to Scotland

DAY 2 Creative Weaving
We will look at the local landscape, observing the colours and textures. By selecting your plant dyed yarns you will learn to interpret this landscape in textile form and create a tapestry weaving. Come and enjoy 2 days of experimenting and discovering!
There will be an opportunity to “see beyond the straight lines” of weaving and develop techniques and to experiment with colour and texture.  The loom will become your “canvas”

Ann Ross is the co ordinator for the International Feltmakers Association and has been teaching for a very long time, she regularly provides botanical dying workshops at the Edinburgh Botanic Gardens and runs a yearly summer school in Dunblane. This is a wonderful opportunity to have here in Argyll

Cost for this two day workshop is £150 for both days including lunches and refreshments and all materials needed. Your tapestry frame is part of your kit you take home.

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