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Natural Dye Sample Tests no.8 of 2016

Hello everyone today is another round of natural dye tests. This time round I tested two different colours of clematis petals, one was a pale purple-pink colour and the other was a royal purple, and I did a solar dyeing test using petals that I only had bits and bobs of. 1,100 more words

The Adventures of Knitting a Sweater (Part 2 - Finale)

Hello everyone, this is the last installment of my first every knitting project which was a sweater. You can read the exposition and part 1… 632 more words

My August Garden

Hello everyone, august is here and it is time to see what is new in the garden since last month. I love the mid-summer flowers that start appearing in the garden because they tend to be the ones with the deeper and more vivid colours. 823 more words

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