Today Laura has been getting her hands mucky (well dye covered) in preparation for the Cheshire Wildlife Trust’s Living Seas event. Last week we blogged about our involvement in hosting a Flotsam Weaving Workshop. It will be a drop in, no booking necessary, free family event call in on Sunday 3rd August any time between 11am and 4pm.
Laura has been beach combing for bits and bobs to add colour to our woven ‘blanket’ here is some rope washed up on Thurstaston that she has unravelled into small strands ready to be woven by our volunteers on the day.
This is sea worn plastic, of the sort that Sue makes into her vessels. Laura has ripped and cut them into strips ready to be woven into something beautiful.
And here is the reason Laura’s fingers are blue-green today! This is Boodles recycled T-shirt yarn which is a byproduct of the textile industry and comes in many colours. Laura has taken a few skeins of white yarn and dyed them in various sea, sky and seaweed colourways. She will be dyeing some muddy and sandy skeins too before the big day.
If you would like more information about the Living Seas event you can visit the Cheshire Wildlife Trust’s website.