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Dyed 'N Wool
Transcript of Dyed 'N Wool
"Dyed 'N Wool" Fiber Arts Activities
Visitors can see dyes processed,
visit the sheep, and see the fiber process
from raw wool to finished fabric.
The Dye Trail
circles the area highlighting
many flowers, trees, berries,
or vegies that give a natural dye when steeped with fabric or yarn.
Some have sample yarns attached.
People tour the farms to:
* buy organic produce, meats,
* see animals,
*learn about production
(bees & honey, goats & cheese),
*take part in workshops,
*ride a hay wagon, fish a farm pond,
*or enjoy a farm-to-table dinner.
Tho I don’t do food, I join the tour to promote natural crafts and activities for kids, classes, field trips, and adult workshops.
The Spin Tent
has bags of raw
fleeces and handspun
yarns. Pics of the
Activities for ‘16:
* Follow the dye trail
*Seeing the fiber process from
raw wool fibers to finished fabric
*Visit the sheep
*BYO Tie-Dye T-shirt with
natural dyes on the fire
The Weave Deck
allowed visitors to
try their hand at 3
types of looms.
20+ farms took part this year.
I was #5.
To Dye T-shirts we set up an assembly line. "Dye stuff" is steeped on the fire and shirts are tied into patterns, dipped into the dye, then rinsed. We had 3 colors: dogfennel, blueberries, & walnut hulls.
People had their own pattern ideas : spirals, bullseyes, stripes. One tied his shirt to a stick for easier dipping.
And the final, most attention-demanding attraction (critters' POV):
"Meet the Sheep"
5 Shetlands of various sizes & ages are always ready for a handout. People have the option of buying a cup of grain, or feeding mimosa leaves, which my sheep think is "candy".
Shetlands are known for long, soft fibers
and come in various colors.