Crewel Embroidery with Acid Dyes
Level 4 Experimental Stitch and Multi Media – Opals
Session 1 of 8 started for the Opals last week. This is the highest level that students can study at the center. Lisa Harkins used acid dyes with them to dye wools, silks and nylons. Penny Peters and I introduced a Crewel Embroidery Study with the group. Of course we ended up with everyone designing their own unique samples for stitch. It was really wonderful to try out so many varied and interesting stitches. The session ended after 5 days. Everyone went home to do homework until their return to Session 2 in December.
P.S. Just in case you think that we actually achieved the bright dye colors in the first photo, that was not the case but instead I had a little fun in Photoshop. Please let me know who the yarns belong to. Gail