A large black apron. Actually I think an apron will be my go-to accessory most days. I have discovered how essential an apron is when doing all sorts of messy things when you have only a limited number of clothes. I cannot simply change several times a day. And today I was going to do something particularly messy. A workshop on dyeing with indigo and woad at the Hampshire Guild of Spinners, Weavers and Dyers.
These are my raw materials
|fleece, ricrac braid, lace, a scrap of embroidery on linen, a skein of hand spun wool , cord and twine|
|mixing up the dye pot|
|Heating till the water turns green and the 'flower' appears (this is woad)|
|Immersing the articles, while in the bath they remain a greeny yellow, as they are exposed to air they turn blue (indigo in this pot)|
|Once out of the pot the colour really develops|
Thank you everyone who has given so far, bringing the total to £281