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- The Secret Life of the Sewing Machine May 17, 2021
- Kansas Troubles May 10, 2021
- My map quilt May 6, 2021
- My chess board project Apr 29, 2021
- The National Garment Cutter Book of Diagrams: fabulous patterns from 1888 Apr 23, 2021
Instagram feedWonky log cabin cushion in rainbow colours.More of my block of the month quilt with Liberty fabrics that I've been doing this year.More of my block of the month quilt with Liberty fabrics that I've been doing this year.More of my block of the month quilt with Liberty fabrics that I've been doing this year.The back of my rainbow log cabin cushion.Pugin the peacock fire screen.My passion flowers are still going strong.More of my block of the month quilt with Liberty fabrics that I've been doing this year.More of my block of the month quilt with Liberty fabrics that I've been doing this year.A while ago, I heard on @BBCGQT that you can grow supermarket ginger root. For ages, nothing happened, but now I have this. I investigated the other pot, but found that the root had gone mouldy.
Category Archives: Dyestuffs
I love snippets from the past. This post about a forthcoming book, The Exeter Cloth Dispatch Book 1763-5 looks fascinating.
I have been doing a lot of experiments natural dyeing , and I decided to take a course, to get the knowledge in place systematically. So I’m doing a three module course with Justine Aldersey-Williams this year. In module 1, … Continue reading
After my woad experiment in the summer, I intended to have another go with a different recipe. But the woad crop wasn’t good enough. So now I’m trying with powdered indigo from Tamil Nadu. I’m using the 123 method, because … Continue reading
When I get myself organised, I am going to try making inks and watercolours out of natural dyestuffs. But it does take some organisation. This post is just the sort of thing that should inspire me, but actually makes the … Continue reading
I’m beginning to move on from the idea of a dedicated dye garden. I suspected this moment would come. Originally, I had plans for a kitchen garden. I set up eight raised beds, and allocated the beds to different types … Continue reading
I heard on Woman’s Hour recently that red onion skins give green. I thought that was worth a go. Onion skins are very light, and you hear tales of people getting their friends and neighbours to save all theirs to … Continue reading
Well, I’ve finally bitten the bullet. I’ve read dire warnings about the importance of being patient with woad harvesting, because: you need a lot of leaves to get a decent amount of dye, and the chemicals that provide the blue … Continue reading
I don’t know if you have ever tried, but buying woad plants is quite difficult. Seeds are quite easy to come by, but I don’t have fantastic conditions for seeds and seedlings. One of the reasons I am starting a … Continue reading