So, we finally did it. Our first face to face meeting happened on 21st August 2021!!!! Over 30 people attended, including many new members, which was brilliant to see and also, a record 11 items of equipment were loaned out.
Our next meeting will see workshops on indigo dyeing with Mary and a workshop on achieving consistency in spinning with Sue Macniven. There are still some spaces available on both workshops. Talk about coming back with a vengence.
We are also delighted to annonce that York Guild have ordered the book ‘ Traditional dyeing in Bhutan – The natural way’ by Kencho Dekar. Kencho is trying to keep the ancient art of natural organic dyeing alive in Bhutan and in order to help to preserve the knowledge he has written this book, distributed it around all the local schools in Bhutan and has now made it available to any interested parties around the world. The techniques in the book are apparently nothing like our Western techniques, but we are told that with a basic understanding of natural dyeing, the process can be followed quite easily. There is also a video preview of the book with Kencho giving a tour and basic overview of some of the processes and finished products as well as a Q & A session. https://youtu.be/UtHKcPW2QwA.