Tapestry Weaving Workshops I offer a range of workshops tailored for individuals / groups for beginners/ refreshers; plus workshops on designing for tapestry; texture in tapestry etc
Workshops can take place either at a venue selected by you or in my studio.
Tapestry Taster session - a chance to try out weaving on a warped up loom,yarns supplied. The session lasts 2 hours and costs £30 .
Balerno Weave Sessions
these are currently held on the first Monday of each month in the morning. They provide a space for you to weave,have some tuition and learn more about weaving.
Trishary Travel Loom "for people who want to play with fibres where ever they go! "
The Trishary Travel Loom
Easy to use and make small weavings, it fits in most hand bags/rucksacks needing only a handful of yarns.
A useful addition for weavers, spinners, knitters, embroiderers and felters who can use the weavings with other textiles or to make cards.
Dyeing with Fungi I discovered that fungi produce wonderful dyes around 1990.Since then I have been using dyed fibres in my weavings.
The dye colours include purples,reds,oranges,yellows and all the shades in between. Recently I have been playing with using the sun to solar dye with good results.
Most of the dye fungi can be found In Scotland but sadly we have very limited supplies.
The fungi photo shows c.semi sanguineous which gives red/oranges.
My adventure with fungi has taken to International Fungi & Fibre Symposiums held across Europe,USA and Australia.
In 2012 I attended the Spanish Symposium at Jaca - a lovely area high up in the mountains - there was a drought so no fungi, but we had a lot of fun and worked with dye techniques on silk and cotton.
Fungi Dye Demonstration
If you wish to learn more about dyeing with Fungi this demonstration takes you through a dye session showing how the dye is extracted and the yarn is dyed. At the end of the session any dye residue is available for pot luck dyeing.
Subject to fungi supplies three species are used.
Subject to supplies I can offer to do a Fungi Dye Demonstration
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