Here are some images from the Shrivel Up and Dye workshop last weekend. I love this technique where we layer lots of different silk, cotton and linen fabrics onto artic ice-wool fleece and first stitch them into place using lots of different stitches and then shrivel them by washing at a high temperature and then dyed with procion dyes.
|Shrivel Up and Dye pieces ready to start the hand embellishment|
|Irene Ralph using her favourite copper colours. Note the gorgeous rich colour of the silk velvet.|
|Kate Arkle - not quite the burgundy colour she wanted but this bright pink piece looks great. The silk organza at least was burgundy!|
|Sarah Barrowclough working in greens - note how the wool felt picked up the acid yellow on the dye and lovely washers covered in cotton thread dyed with the fabric|
|Val Harrowven's lovely piece dyed with a magenta and turquoise mix which gives a great range of colours|
This 2 day workshop is being offered at the Embroiders Guild Winter Weekend at Belsey Bridge from 7th - 9th February 2014 www.embroiderersguildeast.org.uk
or can be booked for your group