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Formal & Informal

Formal & Informal

Dec 31st 2015

Well, you can tie dye too. Here is a piece with handspun Dye-Lishus® cotton in one direction and untreated organic cotton in the other. The weaving pattern is a 16 shaft block twill taken fr … read more
Using Dye-Lishus® cotton yarn

Using Dye-Lishus® cotton yarn

Sep 18th 2015

Dye-Lishus® cotton is scoured and mordanted in the fiber form, before it is carded and spun, which means I can blend it with untreated cotton to make yarn, or I can mix it with untreated yarn to m … read more
Introducing Dye-Lishus® cotton

Introducing Dye-Lishus® cotton

Sep 18th 2015

As a spinner who weaves, or a weaver who spins, winding a warp and threading the loom are peaceful processes for me. Think about it--every inch of the yarn passes through my fingers. For a spinner … read more
Natural dyes

Natural dyes

Posted by Eileen Hallman on Sep 18th 2015

Woven shibori in all its forms is another branch on that tree, and I continue to play with it. But getting back to the natural dye path, Catharine mentioned to me while I was taking the dye class … read more
Woven shibori, indigo, and permanent pleating

Woven shibori, indigo, and permanent pleating

Posted by Eileen Hallman on Sep 18th 2015

I have given you the whirlwind tour of my explorations in weaving with handspun cotton singles as weft. That was following a single path on a many-branched tree. I took a natural dye workshop bac … read more