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Crewel Embroidery with Acid Dyes

August 28, 2012

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

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8 Comments leave one →
  1. Jill Taylor permalink
    August 28, 2012 2:59 am

    Gail — the slide show isn’t opening. Jill

  2. August 28, 2012 3:27 am

    Try the Refresh button. Gail

    • Jill Taylor permalink
      August 28, 2012 3:46 am

      Nope. Perhaps this is why we’re getting a new computer next month!

  3. Valerie Stein permalink
    August 28, 2012 4:11 am

    This is lovely! What a great Session One. I look forward to seeing what else is in the works.

  4. August 28, 2012 6:09 am

    Please let us know if you can or
    can’t see the slide show on my blog. Gail

  5. Nancy Piepenbring permalink
    August 28, 2012 3:03 pm

    looks like so much fun! wish I was there. . .

  6. August 28, 2012 4:04 pm

    Another time, Nancy. maybe the distance between us will shrink. Gail

  7. Jill Taylor permalink
    September 16, 2015 8:58 pm

    Well, on the otherhand I may have messed the whole thing up. Oh to have a teenager around. Jill

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