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Natural Dye Sample Tests no.5 of 2016

Hello everyone, here is the fifth installment of dye tests! Today I am sharing two tests both using dried petals. One test uses hot pink geranium petals and the other uses a mix of tulip petals and dried gentian flowers. 594 more words

Inky Evening

After my visit to Michel Garcia’s dye garden in Provence I was inspired to make inks so we ran a small workshop in our office/studio on Well St using ingredients I bought there.   113 more words

Gardening

How To Dye Curtains With Flowers

Hello everyone, today I dyed the curtains in my room using an abundance of flower petals that I have been saving in my freezer. I dyed these curtains last year using this technique however I had not prepared the fabric properly so the colours didn’t fix themselves to the fabric and considering that they are curtains so there was some sun bleaching as well. 572 more words

The Adventures of Knitting a Sweater

Hello everyone, as I mentioned a while ago I have been teaching myself how to knit and was starting off with a sweater as my first true project. 471 more words

Natural Dye Sample Test no. 3 of 2016

Hello everyone, today is round three of summer dye tests! This week was rather busy for me as it was the last week of my spring course (so happy to be done!) so I didn’t run the usual three tests. 831 more words

Lister Community School

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I went bleary-eyed to Lister Community School in Newham the other day – not used to an early start these days. The class had been looking at sustainability so I made a pincer approach of natural dyeing and flax. 36 more words

Gardening

My June Garden

Hello everyone, today I am sharing all the plants in the garden that have come into season so far in June. I would say that around this time of year our flower garden is starting to get just around its peak (I consider it full peak when the clematises are blooming, which they have not started to do so far). 939 more words