Threadlines is a group, which like many others, has grown out a class. The group enjoyed the class so much that Ruth Higham, the tutor, ran an extra year of classes for them, before deciding to give up and join them as a member of the group.
Although they liked meeting up and making once a month, they decided they needed a goal and so someone had the mad/great idea of creating an exhibition for the West End Festival. They had started dyeing using indigo and thought this was the way to go. They got Jane Callender, an indigo and shibori specialist to teach them the finer points of the craft and they couldn’t speak highly enough of her and her teaching.
Their work is well underway and it was fantastic to see some of it on Friday. I was really impressed by their skill and dedication. They are all preparing three large hangings, which will be predominately indigo, numerous smaller pieces and a jacket. I can’t wait to see the finished results!
|The indigo vat|
|Fabric wrapped round a pole, dipped in the indigo|