Wednesday, June 27, 2007

Fiber Retreat '07 -- Part 1

Let the fun begin!

More fun

Dyeing yarn for self-striping socks

Preparing skeins for mordanting

The tents

Oh macharena...!

Banners in the breeze

More dyed silk scarves

And yet more


Tools of the trade

Basket makers

Bead making

Hands-on assistance

Tent city lights

Night life in the tent city

Denizens of tent city

The night is young

Late night chat

Block carving class -- Janet's rabbits

Michelle's dragon, Lauri's kitty -- check out those tails!

Who's fleur block? You left it behind -- check with Philippa

Lovely deer hunt block!

Fiber Retreat '07 -- Indigo Pot

Indigo pot in the making

Bjo clues us in

The pot is ready

Dunking commences

Green oxidizes to blue

Dunk, rest, rinse and hang

Carol's tie-dye

Bjo pulls it out green and it turns a lovely blue

A range of colors from one indigo pot

Thea's spangly expanse

Check out the gloves and shoes.

Joe's indigo-dyed hand-made basket

The amazing range of indio...

Thea's shibori, some overdyes.

All of this from one pot (well, two)

Philippa's woven shibori unbound


Tuesday, June 26, 2007

Fiber Retreat '07 -- Part 2

Fluffy sheep

Indigo on the line

Rainbow colors on the line

Mother-daughter indigo dye team Michelle and Melissa

Tent city traffic

My tie-dye experiment

Janet at the crossroads


More yarns on the fence

Parents, do you know where your children are...? ;->

Everyone gets in the act.

Lauri's kitty

Some great prints

Clean up...

Bru's great wheel in action

Close up

Janet on the way into lunch

So long, fare well...

Michelle with her indigo tie-dyed outfit

Philippa exhaust(ed) dyeing

Look closely -- you'll see the green paint bear prints!