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The Natural Dye Workshop

The Natural Dye Workshop

I'm delighted to be taking part in the Maiwa School of Textiles 10-week online dyeing workshop! This incredibly well-supported course takes you through dyeing with wool, silk, cotton, linen and hemp using a variety of natural dyes. Although I have been studying and practising using plant dyes since 2018, I thought this course was too good to miss.  And I was right!  Already we have learnt how Maiwa scour and mordant both protein and cellulose fibres, and also how to organise your studio. Here are a few pictures from the first dye bathes, namely marigold and madder on the right on...

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Dragon Boat Festival

Dragon Boat Festival

When Ellen of Mrs Lam Yarns applied to my Indie Dyer’s opportunity this summer, her yarn and it’s story were so amazing that they just had to have their own design! Ellen’s yarns celebrate her Chinese heritage and narrate her experiences as a British Born Chinese woman.    Her submitted hand-dyed yarn told the story of the Dragon Boat Festival which in history would take place superstitiously during an unlucky month on the lunar calendar in terms of disasters and illnesses. Therefore, the competitors’ boats would have poisonous animal-shaped items to chase away the evil spirits by the sea or river.  ...

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Inverewe Floristry

Inverewe Floristry

Inverewe Floristy, inspired by the Inverewe walled garden in Wester Ross, northwest Scotland.

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Mocktails & Cocktails

Mocktails & Cocktails

A new design for the winter season, inspired by the variety of mocktail and cocktail drinks and their glass shapes!  The outer fabric has been machine knit using Jamieson’s of Shetland Spindrift wool in a dark grey called Oxford, and a stunning 100% British Blue Faced Leicester yarn from Rusty Ferret in Dundee called Kids Rainbow. The pink handle and lining fabric, which looks like sliced fruit to me, is from Fabric Focus in Edinburgh.  These bags will be for sale in my shop update on Friday 27th November at 8pm (Edinburgh time).  

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The ZippaClip

The ZippaClip

Woolly Originals is delighted to announce a new product, the ZippaClip to compliment or contrast with your Woolly bag! These stunning ergonomically designed loops with a clip attachment have been created and crocheted by the incredibly talented Suraya of Mahliqa in London using Jamieson's of Shetland Spindrift wool and swarovski crystals: “Thrilled to announce a new product designed in collaboration with lovely Sarah of Woolly Originals. We chatted over the summer about designing an aid to the zipper of her beautiful bags to make it easier to open and close them. The oval design was the perfect ergonomic shape to hook a...

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