Natural Dyes in Brambly Hedge

Natural Dyes in Brambly Hedge

One of the lovely things about having a small child is having an excuse to rediscover all the books I loved when I was a child. Some of my favourites were the Brambly Hedge stories by Jill Barklem, a beautiful mixture of homeliness, seasons and adventure, all...
Natural dyes – buddleia and onion skins

Natural dyes – buddleia and onion skins

A record of my most recent natural dye experiments. Buddleia (solar dye pot) I used deadheaded buddleia flowers from the garden in a solar dye pot with merino wool and alum as a mordant. The weather didn’t really get warm enough to get the pot particularly hot,...

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