About Rebecca

I'm a natural dyer from the UK, a writer, a mother to two young children and an all-round plant lover.

At heart, I'm a maker and storyteller. I create books and magazines about making things with plants, then publish them myself.

Dyeing with plants

Plants are central to my creativity and botanical dyeing quite literally changed my life. I'm happiest when I create things with my hands and spend time connecting with nature - either walking outside or at home dyeing with plants.

You can do the same, if you'd like to? My book will show you how...

Our relationship with nature

To me, dyeing is more than just making colours on fabric: it's a way to nurture a closer relationship with nature. Gathering plants for my dye pot helps me pay more attention to the beauty of the changing seasons. It's a whole new way of experiencing life; it is so energising and quite simply feels like magic.

You will begin to notice new plants that you've never stopped to look at before, as you continually wonder what colour they could make in your dye pot. It's an endless journey of discovery.

In 2016 I wrote an eBook called Botanical Colour at your Fingertips in which I share my simple methods for plant dyeing. Due to popular demand, I self published the book and released it in paperback form. Designing the book is part of my design process: I love presenting ideas visually and taking you on a journey through the pages.

Today, I continue to explore botanical dyeing and share my experiments on my Instagram page, and write new tutorials on my blog.

*portrait at the top by Siobhan Watts