Maker of clothes, recipes, natural fabric dyeing, Gardener of veg, fruit and flowers.

Maker of clothes, recipes, natural fabric dyeing, Gardener of veg, fruit and flowers.

Maker gardener

Maker gardener

Maker of clothes, recipes, natural fabric dyeing, Gardener of veg, fruit and flowers.


Recent Posts

Kuih Loyang (Rose/ Honeycomb cookies)

Kuih Loyang (Rose/ Honeycomb cookies)

This is a blog post on making Kuih Loyang (Rose/ Honeycomb/ Beehive cookies). I made this for Chinese New Year last year as the UK was on lockdown. It is something to do at home. It is also not cheap to buy them in shops […]

Growing and Harvesting Staghorn Sumac

Growing and Harvesting Staghorn Sumac

This is a blog post on growing and harvesting Staghorn Sumac. Staghorn Sumac is the spice plant the same Sumac. I am just growing this spice tree for its leaves as it is full of tannin. Which simply means good for fabric printing. The design […]

Growing and Harvesting Cotinus

Growing and Harvesting Cotinus

This is a blog post on growing and harvesting Cotinus. Cotinus coggygria is also known as red smoke or smoke tree. It is a shrub that grown for shade. I grew it so that I have an ample and constant supply for fabric printing. It […]

Eco fabric printing with dyers chamomile

Eco fabric printing with dyers chamomile

This is a blog post on eco fabric printing with dyers chamomile. Eco printing also known as natural printing as it says uses natural dyes and naturally available items. They are like flowers and leaves that are chosen to produce patterns. As a result, they […]

How to choose leaves for natural fabric printing

How to choose leaves for natural fabric printing

This blog post is on how to choose leaves for natural fabric printing. I have previously written about fabric printing. In the beginning, there were some with great success and not so with some. Along the way, I found that leaves that make the patterns […]

Nian gao quick and easy method

Nian gao quick and easy method

This is a blog about how to make Nian gao a quick and easy method at home. It simply means New year’s cake in Chinese. It is normally served during the Chinese New Year. Also, it is eaten all over most Chinese communities and is […]

How to print fabric using Cotinus leaves

How to print fabric using Cotinus leaves

This is a blog post on how to print fabric using Cotinus leaves. It is also known as a smoke tree as the matured plant produces fluffy grey smoke-like clouds that resemble smoke. The long name is called Cotinus coggygria (red beauty). There are a […]