03 April 2007

Indigofarvningskursus/Indigo Dyeing Class

Jeg har holdt et lille kursus i indigofarvning for et par veninder. Det var skægt at prøve at undervise for første gang, og jeg fik også virkelig brugbar feedback. Jeg vil afgjort overveje at afholde et sådan kursus igen.
Vi startede med at lave en stamkype, en giftig gryde! (picture1):
Og tilsatte den til farvekypen, som allerede var sat over. Så havde vi et farvebad at farve i(picture2):
Celia trykker vand af nyfarvet garn (picture3):
Celias garn. Det grønne er farvet på en bundfarve af rejnfang (gul). Jeg er VILD med farven :). (picture4):
Celias stof (picture5):
Tissel er glad for sit stof ;), farvning på gul grundfarve (picture6):
Tissels garn hænger til tørre (picture7):
Det er efterhånden blevet mørkt, det er jo stadig kun forår, Sandras stof (picture8):
Jeg farvede også selv. Her en rest silke. Da silke er en proteinfiber (ligesom uld), kan den stort set farves som denne (picture9):

Garnet jeg farvede, hængende til tørre (picture10): In English:
I have held a little class on indigo dyeing for at few friends. It was great fun to teach dyeing for the first time, and I got some really usefull feedback. I will definitely consider holding a dye class again.

Picture1: We started by making a stock solution. A toxic thing!
Picture2: Then we put it in the prepared vat. Then we had an indigo vat to dye in.
Picture3: Celia in the midst of the dye process.
Picture4: Celia's yarn.
Picture5: Celia's fabric.
Picture6: Tissel is happy about her fabric ;) Indigo on yellow fabric.
Picture7: Tissel's yarn.
Picture8: And it soon became dark, it is still only spring. Sandra's fabric.
Picture9: I dyed some myself. Here a scrap of silk. Since silk is a proteinfiber like wool, it can be dyed about the same way.
Picture10: The yarn I dyed, hanging to dry.

2 comments:

Leena said...

Saga, I have enjoyed Your blog very much. I found it through Yahoos Natural Dyes-group last autumn and You are one of the reasons I started also my own blog about dyeing with natural dyes:) I live in Finland and when I saw how You write also in english, I started doing the same, so few people can read finnish afer all.
i have written only a couple of posts so far, but I,m trying to write down my dyeings as I do them. And take pictures, I love pictures in Your blog.
My blog is riihivilla.blogspot.com

Greetings Leena

Saga said...

I am very pleased to hear that I have inspired you!! I am looking forward to read about your ventures into dyeing too.
People, read Leenas blog!;)