The Cups range was dyed with Madder.

Cups Handbag

Wool weave and knit unite

Now I am happy with the dyeing results and knitted and manipulated forms the challenge is to combine them. I keep thinking about how the fungi grow on trees and fallen logs. Can I make my constructed textile fungi grow on my tweedy surfaces?

Early samples on ordinary wool weaves (and using existing acid dyed knit samples) – need to ration my precious Harris Tweed resources.


This time I tried a collage, which is much better and beginning to help me visualise how a finished piece might look. The buttons represent where resists have been tied in prior to felting (to reflect the knots in the bark source) and the coloured areas show dip dyeing on wet fabric to encourage the colours to merge.