Naturally coloured soap & a calendula recipe!
Are you intrigued about the crossover between natural dyeing and herbalism? Well, soapmaking is a fantastic bridge between the two crafts.
Top tips for dyeing!
Last week I met artist Lucy Augé for the first time. I've been a fan of her botanical artwork for years and it turns out that she lives close by. I...
Interview with George Fukuda, Bailiwick Blue Indigo Farm
Join me for a chat with George Fukuda who runs Bailiwick Blue, an indigo farm on the Isle of Guernsey, in the UK.
George produces indigo pigment to...
Dyeing with hawthorn (slowly & patiently)
It’s spring in the UK and I’ve been dyeing with one of my favourite local dye plants: hawthorn. With a lot of patience and little help from some b...
Why I started plant dyeing (it may surprise you!)
I moved home a few weeks ago and have been organising lots of fairly urgent house renovations.
What do home decorating and natural dyeing have in c...
What kind of dye pot do you use?
Have you wondered what kind of dye pot to use? Does it matter? Can you use one of your kitchen pans? I’m going to share some hints and tips in this...
Surprise... I've been making a new magazine!
Update: the magazine is now available to order here.
I have something very special to share with you today… I’ve been secretly working on a project...
Stamping with homemade walnut ink
This is one of the most exciting tutorials I’ve shared in a long time. I can't wait to show you how I made this walnut printing ink!
I was very k...
Dyeing with garden flowers
This summer I've made dyes from a few flowers from my garden. In this blog post, I’ll share my dye notes and colour swatches for three colours of b...
I’ve been keeping a secret…
If you follow me on Instagram, you might have noticed that I’ve been dyeing lots of tiny clothes and hats lately. Well, what I didn’t share is tha...
Dyeing with avocado skins: a tutorial
Today I'm sharing a very simple tutorial on how to scrunch dye an item of clothing with avocado skin dye.
Before I launch into that, I'll just m...
New paperback out now!
I'm thrilled to announce that Botanical Dyes on Wood is out now in PAPERBACK!
I've been dyeing wooden beads for years and I'm excited to share m...
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