Monday, 24 November 2008

Dyeing Day

Last week we held a dyeing day at School House. It was a fun day led by Debbie and Margaret with Sharne and Nickie helping out serving refreshments, clearing up and assisting. Debbie introduced everyone to the joys of procion dyeing using plastic bags. Everyone had the chance to mix primary colours to produce graduated dyed fabrics and threads.
Margaret then showed everyone how to use disperse dyes and they painted a range of coloured papers which were left to dry until the afternoon. This was followed by tearing wallpaper into strips and colouring the strips with brusho ready to make into pages in a book.
In the afternoon Nickie served everyone with home made rocks cakes and book covers were made by ironing the disperse dyed sheets on to craft vilene. Most people chose to take their fabrics home to wash so we are eagerly awaiting photos of the finished fabrics!

Here is some of the great feedback we had!
"We had a lovely time on Saturday. Thank you for all your expert instruction and for looking after us all day with coffee, tea, biscuits and rock cakes. You really spoiled us. You were also very generous with the materials and the packs/samples were very well put together. Thank you for all your hard work and pre-course preparation."

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