FRIDAY WORKSHOPS:

AMANDA HANNAFORD

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Glorious colours from the classic dyestuffs


We will be dyeing yarn or fibre using cochineal, madder, logwood and indigo, we will also use a couple of gold and yellow dyes which can be over dyed to bright greens in the Indigo vat. Towards the end of the afternoon there will also be chance to over dye with the exhaust baths and use colour modifiers to further expand the range of colours.
(A more comprehensive list of what you will need to bring with you will be sent when you enrol for this workshop.)

Amanda has been spinning for about twenty five years, and dyeing for nearly as long.  She is a member of Somerset, Peter Tavy and the Online Guilds and has had work selected for several Association Exhibitions. As well as teaching workshops and masterclasses around the UK and Europe she has also taught at Association Summer Schools in 2007 and 2009. She holds the National Association of Guilds’ Certificate of Achievement in both spinning and dyeing, and has a City & Guilds teaching certificate.

Although her passion for dyeing started with natural dyes, which also formed the bulk of her certificate portfolio, over the years she has tried many different types of dye and is currently running a thriving Etsy shop selling mainly dyed fibres.

Amanda is also past master at spinning with suspended spindles so will give us a demo after supper! 

There will be some of Amanda's goodies available to buy on the day.


TINA POWELL

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An introduction to Darning Socks

A handknitted sock once used to be an essential - along with the knowledge of how to repair it.
That knowledge has been somewhat forgotten with knitting becoming more of a luxury in our culture. However, to know how to repair one of your beautiful handmade socks can be such a bonus - whether it’s with identical yarn or with a rainbow of leftover odds and ends!


This workshop will show you how to darn a handknitted sock in stockinette stitch. The process can be used to repair holed socks or strengthen threadbare areas.

A handknitted sock once used to be an essential - along with the knowledge of how to repair it. That knowledge has been somewhat forgotten with knitting becoming more of a luxury in our culture. However, to know how to repair one of your beautiful handmade socks can be such a bonus - whether it’s with identical yarn or with a rainbow of leftover odds and ends!

This workshop will show you how to darn a handknitted sock in stockinette stitch. The process can be used to repair holed socks or strengthen threadbare areas.
A list of what you will need to bring with you will be sent when you enrol for this workshop.


Tina Powell (‘labumbelina’ on Ravelry) lives on the edge of Dartmoor with her very lovely family. BC (before children) she worked as a textile conservator - the perfect job for someone who is never more then a metre away from some sort of handwork.
(Tina was shy, so the picture is of her own bunny design, knit for a set of twins!)

RACHEL LEMON

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Using a Hackle or Combs to Blend Colours for Knitting.

Rachel has been knitting for the majority of her life and spinning for somewhat less time. This workshop is about using a hackle or combs to blend colours to get different effects and how it looks when knitted up.

You will need to be able to spin, and preferably have something to spin on, to do this workshop.

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