We had a most enjoyable day with Mary dyeing yarn that had been pre-mordented. We used red and brown onion skins, beetroot and red cabbage. Above is the red cabbage yarn results
The results from left to right - red onion skins, beetroot, brown onion skins and red cabbage. We use a combination of microwave and boiling to get these results. Some striking colours from these simple veg.
Here 's the results on the day from all the guild members, a platter of coloured yarns dyed using vegetables. Next year Mary said we can try the same thing with fruit.
The Derbyshire Guild was established in 1977 by a group who wanted to keep alive the traditional crafts of handweaving, spinning and dyeing. To do this we demonstrate our skills at various events and meet twice a month to share our ideas and learn new skills.
We meet on the second Saturday of the month and the last Friday of the month. Saturday meetings are held at Hazelwood Village Hall, Hazelwood, Derbyshire. 10am to 4pm and the Friday meetings are at The community centre in Mickleover,Derbyshire. 7.30pm to 9.30pm. New members are always welcome.