The Exhausting Pursuit of Pale Pink

Written by [email protected] on Oct. 27, 2009 in Dye House News

Exhaust is the name given in dyeing to the leftover dye baths. So once you have dyed a batch of wool what you have left over in the vat is called first exhaust. Once you have dyed something in this you have the 2nd exhaust left.

With this in mind I set out to dye pale pink!

I needed quite a lot of dark crimson pink Cherry Coloured Twist sock weight yarn for the new pattern by Ysolda Teague being launched in the next issue of Twist Collective, so I started with a strong cochineal dye bath. As I need ...

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Medieval Purses from Suis le fil

Written by [email protected] on Oct. 8, 2009 in Your Gallery

Vivi alias Suis Le Fil of the Champagne region of France has been very busy over the summer combining her love of all things medieval and her knitting skills.

The Medieval drawstring bags below have been created using Renaissance Dyeing Sock-weight 4-ply wool.

Three Medieval Purses

Fortunately we don't have to attend the French Madieval Faires to buy one as Vivi also has an Etsy Shop.

Blue and Ecru Drawstring Purse

You can also view her blog and follow the stories behind her creations.

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The Threaders of Ford Green Hall

Written by [email protected] on Oct. 3, 2009 in Your Gallery

The Threaders of Ford Green Hall are a small group of dedicated and enthusiastic embroiderers who meet every Monday at Ford Green Hall, Stoke-on-Trent. They spend many busy hours embroidering replica bed hangings, door hangings, pillows, bed spreads and more to be displayed in this charming 17th century farmhouse.

The project leader is Pauline Mountain, she explains how the long curtain took six years to finish, starting with eight people around the big frame but falling to five due to three of the older members dying. The original design is in the V & A and is shown on the cover ...

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