The Loom Shed in Conversation

Liz chats to Debbie Bamford – The Mulberry Dyer

I caught up with Debbie Bamford ahead of her online talk on the 23rd October. We covered everything from Robin Hood to boiling madder via spinning wheels at sports days! There will be the opportunity to ask Debbie questions after the talk, so it would be wonderful to...

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Liz and Louise at Colour Naturally

We have been feeling the need to inject a bit of fun into our working life, setting up a new business is a challenge and to do so in a pandemic has left us a little frayed around the edges. So we planned A Grand Day Out as an opportunity to head into the Devon Guild...

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Flax Spinning with Amanda Hannaford

Our first day back to ‘school’ after our holiday was a workshop on Flax Spinning with Amanda Hannaford, which felt like a real treat to witness. Amanda covered the whole process from scutching and hackling the plant, even creating a distaff. It felt like an ancient...

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Getting hands on with Natural Dyes

On Saturday 24th July we finally got to put our dye sink, buckets and drying racks to good use, at our first natural dye workshop with Jane Deane. We were introduced to the difference between dyes that will work and hold fast without chemical assistance (we used...

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Our musings on first Natural Dye Symposium

We hosted our first Natural Dye Symposium on the 26th June and what a treat it was! We were joined by Aviva Leigh, Isabella Whitworth, Luisa Uribe and Susan Dye who all shared their passion and research into different areas of this subject. I don't know about anyone...

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