Come join Spiaggia Levantina on Sunday, April 21, 2013 for a day all about period Fiber Arts skills!
Throughout the day, we will experiment with natural dyeing, trying out at least 5 different dyestuffs on a range of different fibers, to see what kind of colors we can get! At a minimum, we will be dyeing with black walnut hulls, onion skills, red cabbage, madder and cochineal, with a possibility of two or three other dyestuffs. Each participant will get to take home swatches of each dyebath we test. In addition, we will be dyeing hanks of embroidery thread, which will be available for purchase as an SCA fundraiser.
If you aren't necessarily interested in trying your hand at natural dyeing, we are also fortunate enough to have Mistress Mary Isabel of Heatherstone joining us to teach some tablet weaving skills!
These activities will all take place at my house, starting about 10:30 a.m.. The address is 11972 Robyn Lane, Princess Anne, MD 21853. Instructions from your favorite aggregator will all get you to the same place, but if you get lost on the way, feel free to call my cell for some help: 443-880-8036.
I sincerely hope to see you there!
THL Margherita Battistina (Margaret Roe)
Dean of the School of European Dance, Pennsic 42
Chronicler and Web Minister, L'Academie Atlantienne de la Danse
Deputy Chatelaine for the Shire of Spiaggia Levantina