Dorset Guild of Weavers, Spinners & Dyers

Promoting traditional textile crafts across Dorset

June 2013 Meeting

Our June meeting contained another excellent talk from Teresinha Roberts, this time on “True Blue – Woad and Indigo”.

Woad_Talk

She took us through the different dye plants used around the world to give blue dyes, with example plants so that we could compare them, and a discussion on their cultivation, especially which ones would grow successfully in this country.

She also gave us a comprehensive tour of the history of these different dyes, along with lots of examples of items coloured with these different dyes to pass around. All in all this was a very interesting afternoon, with lots to see and handle as well as dyes and seeds for sale.

To find out more about Teresinha, visit her website

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This entry was posted on August 23, 2013 by in Meetings.
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