|Silk fibres soaking|
|Dyebaths full in the studio|
Somehow being able to get my hands into the dyebath and squeeze the liquid through the fabrics and threads is all part of the experience.
However, it also means that by the time I have been at it all day, my hands look like some weird alien prunes!
|Scrim Muslin all dried|
|Linen fibres ready to pack|
As it was such a sunny day (makes a change) we took advantage and converted the cafe courtyard into a drying room, spreading all of the colourful fibres and threads over the chairs and tables when they were not in use by customers.
|The courtyard became drying area|
|Harrogate in the spring time|
However some of the exhibitors are friends and others are artists whose work you will find at the Beetroot Tree, such as Tracey Birchwood, whose simple porcelain and
wire wrapped jewellery is always a
... off now to finish preparing for the Quilt show and my teaching there...