Maker of clothes, recipes, natural fabric dyeing, Gardener of veg, fruit and flowers.
Here is a blog post on setting up equipment for indigo fabric dyeing. Recently I have started to experiment with indigo dyeing at home. I had great success being it my first time. I have always love natural dyeing. As it’s something that is easy […]
This a blog post on natural (plant-based) mordants in fabric dyeing. Nowadays there is a big wave of saving the planet and environment. The textiles industry has been going in the same way too. Using more eco /environmentally friendly products that cause less harm to […]
After coming across to s glut of wild blackberries I have decided to do some dyeing with blackberry. While I am not asking anyone to go out and buy some blackberry from the supermarket just for dyeing. But if you excess or they are no […]
It’s summertime hardy hibiscus are in full bloom. I have found a great plant near where I leave and I have managed a substantial harvest (30- 40 flower buds). I love natural fabric dyeing with every day let it be food or weeds found easily. […]
Recently I have been eating and collecting lots of avocados. They are also good for you. For dyeing with avocado, I have been drying the skins and pits in the greenhouse. It’s funny how they make good dyes as the flesh is such vibrant green. […]
Fabric dyeing with ivy (using mordant). I have been dyeing with ivy again recently as my first attempt didn’t turn up very well. Dahlia flowers and ivy dyeing This time round I simmer the ivy leaves in a pot for at least half hour till […]
Today I had a great day dyeing with onion skins. I have collected brown onion skins over time. Brown onions are very common available here in the supermarkets. I haven’t had much room or success from growing brown onions in the garden. However, they cheap […]