A week to go : Free Living Seas Event

Cheshire wildlife trust living seas event one week to go

One week to go until we run our free flotsam weaving drop in workshop for the Cheshire Wildlife Trust’s Discover Living Seas Event. Our workshop is part of a much wider event organised by the Trust with activities taking place all day both on the cliff top by the visitor centre and down on the sand. Why not pop by or spend the whole day at Thurstaston?

Living Seas poster

We blogged about getting blue fingers dyeing our recycled T-shirt yarn last time, this time our fingers are decidedly yellow!

Boodles tshirt yarn dyed with onion and turmeric

Laura has been busy creating lovely cooking smells in the studio dyeing with onion skins, turmeric and tea. These vibrant shades could be woven by you into golden sands or shimmering sunsets as part of our free even next weekend. There is no need to book just turn up any time between 11am and 4pm to join in.

Boodles yarn dyed with tea, rust and turmeric

As well as the dip dye and vat dye techniques Laura has been taking a leaf out of Sue’s rust dye recipe book and is hoping to get a mottled stained effect on this batch.

Card loom for flotsam weaving

We have also made almost 100 card looms for you to come and weave our dyed recycled cloth yarn, beach recovered plastics and other flotsam into a work of art. We plan to give everyone brief instructions and then leave you to get stuck in and create your masterpiece. We will collect up all the woven card looms and make them into an installation, a beautiful blanket of recycled rubbish!



  1. Three Things; Treasury – All ready for Flotsam Weaving Living Seas - Shore Cottage Studio - August 1, 2014 at 8:35 pm

    […] Our range of hand dyed recycled t-shirt yarn is now complete with Laura producing some pebble inspired shades to add to the sea, sky, sunshine and sunset colours made earlier. […]

  2. Gill Alleyne - July 28, 2014 at 2:04 pm

    I am looking forward to this πŸ™‚ Lets hope the sun is shining xx

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