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.

Author: Kar-Ling

How to sew an open-ended zip

How to sew an open-ended zip

This is a blog post on how to sew an open-ended zip. Open-ended zip is a zip that opens all the way out till it comes apart in two pieces. Like all things sewing the more detail the task is the more precision, it requires […]

Foraging / finding for shepherd’s purse

Foraging / finding for shepherd’s purse

This is a blog post on foraging / finding for shepherd’s purse. Recently over the last months, I have some fascination with shepherd’s purse. Shepherds purse the Latin name called Capsella bursa-pastoris as it’s seed resembles the purse of a shepherd. Here is more information […]

Fabric dyeing with pomegranate

Fabric dyeing with pomegranate

This is a blog post on fabric dyeing with pomegranate. Pomegranate is a fruit that is grown the tropics that are now easily available to buy in supermarkets. I have bought mine online from Waitrose grocery supermarket. Only the rinds yield the dye colors, not […]

Chinese spicy hotpot home cook recipe

Chinese spicy hotpot home cook recipe

This is blog post on making Chinese spicy hotpot (麻辣火锅 málà hǔoguō)home cook recipe. It originates from Sichuan province in China. I just find the flavors are just perfect as a winter warmer. Especially when one just needs a bit of warmth and spice in […]

How to mend fabrics on sewing machine

How to mend fabrics on sewing machine

Here is a blog post on how to mend fabrics. While not many sewers would like to admit that while sewing their garment got caught in the overlocker. However, I would admit that it did happen to me after not sewing for a long time. […]

Purple sweet potato and tapioca pudding

Purple sweet potato and tapioca pudding

Here is a recipe on how to make purple sweet potato and tapioca pudding. This is a classic sweet potato dessert recipe. It’s for the times when you have a bit of sweet potato lying around. The purple sweet potato gives this dessert it’s vivid […]

Growing and harvesting woad

Growing and harvesting woad

This blog post is about growing and harvesting woad at home. Woad also call as Isatis tinctoria or dyer’s woad is an all ancient dye plant for obtaining blue dyes. It was available in Europe and use a blue dye before indigo was imported as […]