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A natural dye rainbow

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

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In search of forgotten colours

This is a fascinating video posted by the V&A about a family business in Japan that has used only natural dyes since 1988. It is beautiful and informative, and is a very pleasant way to spend 18 minutes.

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In Search of Forgotten Colours

I just had to share this video that the V&A have put on YouTube: In Search of Forgotten Colours – Sachio Yoshioka and the Art of Natural Dyeing. Sachio Yoshioka runs the family dye workshop in Fushimi, southern Kyoto. Since … Continue reading

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Progress in the dye garden

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

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Red onion skins

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

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