Natural, Synthetic and Solar DyeingIn May, we held a Guild skillshare with a focus on dyeing. Drawing on the depth of experience and skill available to us within the Guild, our tutors prepared a full programme for our session. There was lots to play with, looking at dyeing reds, indigo and synthetic dyes, as well as setting up solar dye jars.
Our volunteers had put a lot of work into preparing the day, from creating dyes and samples, to our attendees making mini skeins to dye. We had three natural red dyes, madder, buckthorne bark and cochineal. We also had an indigo dyebath to dye the shibori squares for the kimono, but then we were let loose on this as well.