Picnic for the Handweavers, Spinners, and Dyers Guild of Western Australia

A spinning and dyeing picnic at Matilda Bay last January was the site for the Handweavers’, Spinners’ and Dyers’ Guild of Western Australia, Inc. Recipes for mordanting and websites for information on natural dyeing were included in the November issue of their newsletter, the YarnSpinner, so that skeins and fiber could be prepared in advance for the dyepots. This year the Guild is also hosting a Scarf Exchange with “Outback” as the theme. Participants will be mailed entry forms and information to be completed before the fiber arrives for spinning the first of May. Entries are then redistributed at the end of June to the next group of participants for fashioning into scarves by October 1, 2008. An exhibition featuring the finished items will take place before they are returned to their members.

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