Beautiful dyeing day...

Posted by Zoe Fletcher on Sunday, May 23, 2010
Today I decided to experiment with some natural dye I bought ages ago for another project (and never got around to using!) so thought this would be a good excuse to start playing with different yarns and fading my quite Sunday of domestic bliss began with a huge clean of the lounge and kitchen before beginning cutting samples from different natural woollen yarns I had and submerging them in the dye, after leaving to simmer or an hour I left it to cool down and am now watching them dry quickly in the lovely afternoon sunshine!! They are looking a little greyer than I thought (I was expecting a dusky egg shell blue!) but you live and learn I suppose!

A few quick snaps so far...

And now for a little afternoon relax..before the evening of fun work begins!!



Zoe Grace Fletcher Currently undertaking a PhD at Manchester Metropolitan University within the MIRIAD post-graduate department, I am beginning a practice based academic journey into British wool fibres and new technologies within knitwear design. Graduating with Distinction from a Masters in Fashion and the Environment at London College of Fashion, specialising in hand-knitting and the British Wool Industry, I have worked on a number of knitwear collections (personal and external companies), whilst freelancing and researching for a number of exciting projects. My work revolves around the idea of sustainable fashion from a knitted perspective and the different ways to achieve this incorporating the ideas of slow fashion into mainstream society. I love knitting. And wool. And double sided sticky tape.
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