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.

Category: DIY

How to make fabric printing paste

How to make fabric printing paste

Here is is a blog post on how to make fabric printing paste. I have recently decided to make progress on my fabric printing skills this time doing more printing on fabric. My previous attempts were on printing using screen. in which also employs thickening […]

Dyeing with blackberry how to do it at home

Dyeing with blackberry how to do it at home

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 […]

Fabric dyeing with hardy hibiscus

Fabric dyeing with hardy hibiscus

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. […]

Using an computerised embroidery machine

Using an computerised embroidery machine

This is a blog post on machine embroidery review. Recently I got myself a machine embroidery as I wanted to get one myself a long time. It was down to cost as well. My mum had an old singer manual embroidery machine. I grew up […]

Shibori patterning

Shibori patterning

I have recently been fabric dyeing using natural dyes. I have started by using the roll-up method. Where you just roll the dye products on to the fabric together. Like making a sandwich roll. The patterning effect wasn’t as nice I found as the patterns […]

Dyeing with avocado

Dyeing with avocado

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

Fabric dyeing with ivy

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 […]