Saturday, March 17, 2007

Sh-sh-sh-shibori and this week's gratuitous cute cat

Place: The Hermitage at Daylesford [ about a 40 minute drive away on sunny country roads ]

The cast: the gorgeous Zoe from Purl's Palace which is my favourite YS [ can't be a LYS cos it's not really local ], and nine adventurous ladies some of whom I'd met previously. One of these was Pat who'd driven the 3+ hours from Apollo Bay last night. Oh, and moi of course.

The occasion: my first workshop for Purl's Palace... Shibori Dyeing on Silk

The specs: Gaywool Dyes on medium Habutae, 8 minutes in the microwave.

Here are some of the girls stitching serenely in the sunlit courtyard

The result: judge for yourself :]

Pole wrapping and a happy face

Pleating, folding and clamping

Stitching and tieing and the latest in fashionable headgear

Just look at how saturated those colours are! I luuurrve these Gaywool dyes.

It was a bit rushed towrds the end mainly because of the time getting them all through the 2 microwaves and I really didn't get to recap so maybe a slightly less leisurely lunch next time but otherwise nothing I'd change. Doing the much more labour intensive stitched and tied ones first was definitely the way to go.


Sheepish Annie said...

Don't know which is warming me up more: the sight of the sun on this snowy day we've got going on over here or all those rich colors! I suspect it may be a combination of the two. In any case, it was a welcome sight!

Miss Frou Frou said...

Susan, the shibori looks wonderful... particularly drawn to the reds - but then I'm a red girl, I guess.