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Colours of Norfolk – natural dye workshop at The Workrooms, Norwich

a one day workshop in Aviva’s new city studio that celebrates Norwich’s rich textile heritage, using natural plant dyes in the ‘primary’ colours of Norfolk – blue from woad, red from madder & yellow from weld. You will also use cochineal and logwood, historic and exotic dyes that were imported to use on Norwich textiles […]

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makers month at The Forum, Norwich

The completed quilt will be on display in The Gallery at The Forum during the last week of Makers Month – 10am to 4pm. As part of Fabric week during Makers Month, Aviva will be running a free community stitch workshop, 8-13 February  in the Atrium at the Forum in Norwich, offering the public a chance to […]

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Boro: Threads of Life

  I am really excited to see that the exhibition that I wrote about in the previous post is coming to Somerset House in London!! more info on the exhibition here I have two workshops on offer in April, inspired by ‘mottanai’ the Japanese concept of ‘waste nothing’ a one day stitch workshop inspired by BORO […]

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space dyed silk scarf workshop

beautiful shades at our workshop on Saturday 9 Feb, inspired by photos, cards and swatches of yarn, we dyed luscious lengths of silk ready to be wound into warps for weaving into scarves. I will post more pics as they progress!

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stripes & checks

some images from our first skill session where we learnt how to thread up the loom with a striped warp, using some lovely worsted wool yarn in a variety of colours. We created some wonderful checks by weaving horizontal stripes across the warp. The cloth will be used to make up cushion covers…more pics soon!

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