Tuesday, October 21, 2008

Indygo Dyeing with Winnie Johnson at Woodland Cottage

I just spent the afternoon at Woodland Cottage with a lovely group of women learning about Indygo Dyeing! Woodland Cottage is a Bed & Breakfast that specializes in textile activities, scrapbooking or candle making.

The dyeing shed is out back. Here we gathered around with our yarns and fabrics waiting our turn for the dye bath that Winnie had prepared ahead of time.

We are starting to get some of the items out of the bath which are then hung to dry.

This is a silk scarf and a 1/2 yard of cotton muslin, knotted and tied and going into the bath.

When the fabrics come out they are not indigo, but a shade of green. The dye bath itself is actually yellow.

After hanging out in the air the color changes to beautiful shades of blue.

We took a short break to meet Winnie's sheep. Winnie is also a spinner and weaver!

Here are more results of this fantastic day of dyeing!

Thanks for a delightful day, and special thanks to Betty for the invitation. Great Fun!

If you are interested in finding out more about Woodland Cottage, for quilting, weaving, spinning and more be sure to check out their website. They offer classes or you can bring your own projects.

P.S. - Do you remember my post about Winnie's Mothers Vintage Scraps? I posted it on Saturday, March 22, 2008. Well, yes, this is the same Winnie. Fun to meet up again after all these years!

1 comment:

Linda T said...

Oh they are BEAUTIFUL!I want to go! How fun and in such great surroundings as well. Can we go, please, huh, please, please! LT