The latest fabric came off the loom recently. I was so happy with this weaving project. The pattern came out beautifully and when I fulled the fabric the color and drape are just what I wanted. Hopefully it will be a jumper if I can get the pattern pieces to work.
|Harrisville Shetland warp (russet and walnut) and weft (loden blue)|
We took the camper to Avon, MN for the third annual Hand Camp at the Avon Hills Folk School. It was such a fun weekend and the weather was gorgeous. Classes offered were: Natural Dyeing Workshop, Bookbinding, Leatherwork, Birchbark Weaving, and Spoon Carving. I took the dyeing class with Maddie, which was educational and just plain fun! Jim enjoyed relaxing and even went fishing and he caught a fish.
|Campers sitting around the campfire on the first evening.|
|Foraging in the woods for plants for dyeing.|
|Maddie's beautiful sample swatches naturally dyed and some sumac that we used for our eco-dyed bags.|
|We each dyed two bags by laying out the flowers, bark, herbs, and leaves on the bags. After rolling (while still adding bits and bobs) and then tying the bundles around sticks, we simmered them over the fire.|
|There were three dye vats, walnut, buckthorn berry, and indigo. The indigo is shown before we poured it into the large bucket with hot water.|