Weave to Dye

by Kay Faulkner


Message from the ‘Editors’

Kay’s book Weave to Dye has been compiled by Kay’s friends, from the manuscript she left us.
Neither Kay’s family nor friends wanted the event of Kay’s death to stop the publication of her work.

We have attempted to compile a publication that holds tightly to Kay’s original vision. It was impossible to finish the book as Kay would have intended. We decided to simply publish this as Kay left it, with some tidying up. Kay was a master at her craft, and left us with some fantastic information.

(Many of the photos that were to be included in the book were not available to us. Any yellow highlighted areas represent missing photos).

Kay would dearly love us all to grow and build on the information that she spent such a large part of her life compiling.

This is a gift from Kay Faulkner to all weavers worldwide.

Two fabric lengths, cotton, weft shibori, discharge, fibre reactive dyes. Photo by Andrea Higgins (cover, page 17)
Silk scarf, taiten, acid dyes (page 11)
Modified taiten with lace weave decorative border, silk (page 16)
Buffers threaded onto the resist thread (page 32)
Fabric length: cotton, warp shibori in straight lines with resist threads randomly removed, indigo (page 39)