For a variety of reasons I haven’t taught a workshop for almost a year. When a group of friends asked me for a dyeing day, I agreed with a little trepidation, worried I may be too tired or forget what I was supposed to be doing blah blah.
We dyed a light to dark set. Then a gradiation from one colour to another. By this stage they had run out of fabric, so I pulled out some of mine and showed a few techniques that put deliberate marks on the cloth. Showing off a bit, I admit it!
I demonstrated how to make a landscape without trying too hard – is it a field with trees, mountains and sky? Or is it a riverbank with trees? Same piece, you decide. I haven’t seen all the fabric washed and ironed so there are still a couple of surprises waiting for me but so far everyone seems to have enjoyed the dyeing and I may have set one or too back on the path to creating their own fabric. Me? I got such a happy rush from teaching that I am now convinced I am ready to get back to work. Happy days :):)