Growing and harvesting Lavender

growing and harvesting lavender

This is a blog post on growing and harvesting Lavender. Lavender is known for its fragrant flowers and aromatic foliage. It is also relatively easy to flower. There are many different types/ varieties of lavender flowers. Do choose them according to the level of hardiness. The English lavender and it’s hybrids (Lavenda Angustifolia and L. … Read more

Fabric dyeing with Logwood.

fabric dyeing with logwood

This is a blog post on fabric dyeing with Logwood. Logwood produces violets, greys, and blacks. Logwood’s scientific name Haematoxylon compechianum comes from the heartwood of the logwood tree. Logwood tree is grown in the forest of Central America. It is cheap to buy from dye specialist supplies like Wingham wool work or George Weil … Read more

How to extract blue dye from Japanese Indigo

Here is a blog post on how to extract blue dye from Japanese Indigo. Recently I have been growing Japanese indigo at home. The purpose is just solely for fabric dyeing. Japanese indigo has been around for centuries. Japanese indigo is also known as Pesticaria tinctoria. I have previously been growing woad as well as … Read more