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Queste stupende pentole di rame me le ha regalate un amico di mamma. Le aveva in cantina da chissà quanto tempo, inutilizzate. È un dono prezioso perché sono utilissime nella tintura: la pentola infatti può essere un valido strumento per modificare i colori senza dover ricorrere a viranti nocivi per noi o per l'ambiente. Questo è il metodo che uso, sfruttando le proprietà naturali dei metalli che reagiscono con i pigmenti, e che insegno nei miei corsi. Per imparare scrivimi e prenota il tuo posto, sarò felice di insegnartelo nelle prossime date 😊
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#copperpot #pentola #rame #tradizioni #pentolone 
#naturaldye #naturaldyes #naturaldyeing #handdyed #ecodyeing  #tinturanaturale #naturalcolor #ecodye #ecosostenibile #piantetintorie #tintoconlepiante
#mylocaldyeplants #plantdye  #simplejoys #beautyyouseek  #inspiredbynature_ #allthingsbotanical #natureinspired  #embracingtheseasons
#alovefornaturesbest #slownaturemoments
#embracingaslowerlife
#myeverydaymagic  #botanicalcreativity_ #winterstories
Queste stupende pentole di rame me le ha regalate un amico di mamma. Le aveva in cantina da chissà quanto tempo, inutilizzate. È un dono prezioso perché sono utilissime nella tintura: la pentola infatti può essere un valido strumento per modificare i colori senza dover ricorrere a viranti nocivi per noi o per l'ambiente. Questo è il metodo che uso, sfruttando le proprietà naturali dei metalli che reagiscono con i pigmenti, e che insegno nei miei corsi. Per imparare scrivimi e prenota il tuo posto, sarò felice di insegnartelo nelle prossime date 😊 . . #copperpot  #pentola  #rame  #tradizioni  #pentolone  #naturaldye  #naturaldyes  #naturaldyeing  #handdyed  #ecodyeing  #tinturanaturale  #naturalcolor  #ecodye  #ecosostenibile  #piantetintorie  #tintoconlepiante  #mylocaldyeplants  #plantdye  #simplejoys  #beautyyouseek  #inspiredbynature_  #allthingsbotanical  #natureinspired  #embracingtheseasons  #alovefornaturesbest  #slownaturemoments  #embracingaslowerlife  #myeverydaymagic  #botanicalcreativity_  #winterstories 
I did some eco-printing on fabric today for probably the first time in months! I’ve been engulfed in learning new skills but it was so nice to go back to my first love of eucalyptus on cotton. I never get bored with the incredible range of colours they can give together. On this top alone there are greens and blues, oranges and browns as well as a hint of gold. For all my eco-printing followers, what is your favourite fabric and leaf combination? 💗🌿✨
I did some eco-printing on fabric today for probably the first time in months! I’ve been engulfed in learning new skills but it was so nice to go back to my first love of eucalyptus on cotton. I never get bored with the incredible range of colours they can give together. On this top alone there are greens and blues, oranges and browns as well as a hint of gold. For all my eco-printing followers, what is your favourite fabric and leaf combination? 💗🌿✨
Off to Copenhagen ... brrrrrrr ❄️❄️❄️ But so cosy in my leafy Australian merino... 😊 #Leafprint #MyLocalDyePlants #Handcrafted #Slowfashion  #AroundTheWorldin80dyes
Today's big reveal, my words cannot do justice for this sublime beauty and the heavenly smell of roses filling the studio 💖🌻🌹 #bundledye
Today's big reveal, my words cannot do justice for this sublime beauty and the heavenly smell of roses filling the studio 💖🌻🌹 #bundledye 
Geranium robertianum - Herb Robert. You can see why I love this little plant. The leaves, stems and flower spikes all print such a beautiful golden yellow. It grows prolifically around the corner from my house and I feel okay about picking it regularly because the council often mows the patch anyway. At least this way it is being used and living on in a beautiful image.
Geranium robertianum - Herb Robert. You can see why I love this little plant. The leaves, stems and flower spikes all print such a beautiful golden yellow. It grows prolifically around the corner from my house and I feel okay about picking it regularly because the council often mows the patch anyway. At least this way it is being used and living on in a beautiful image.
I had the best day in the studio today ☺ I unbundled some very exciting  test results which have me super inspired and I steamed a silk bundle full of gorgeous roses and coreopsis.🌹🌻 Can't wait for tomorrow's reveal!I hope you've all had a great day too 🙌
I had the best day in the studio today ☺ I unbundled some very exciting test results which have me super inspired and I steamed a silk bundle full of gorgeous roses and coreopsis.🌹🌻 Can't wait for tomorrow's reveal!I hope you've all had a great day too 🙌
More cotinus/ smokebush love. It really does have amazing leaves. I was looking for cotinus everywhere, then realised I had a tiny bush in my garden! I can’t pick too many leaves so I use them very carefully.
More cotinus/ smokebush love. It really does have amazing leaves. I was looking for cotinus everywhere, then realised I had a tiny bush in my garden! I can’t pick too many leaves so I use them very carefully.
This one is for you @bamfurlong_gallery_hahndorf 😊 Inside: 12 botanically dyed silk scarves (poppy not included) 🙈 #Leafprint #MyLocalDyePlants #Handcrafted #Slowfashion  #AroundTheWorldin80dyes
In the dyepot.... this bag of onion skins has been on my studio workbench waiting to be used for some time now....they made it into the dyepot today! If you would like to explore and experiment with natural dyes, onion skins are a wonderful place to begin. They are easy to collect and produce such  a rich source of colour. .
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#oinons #oniondye #naturallydyed #naturaldyer #naturalpigments #havingago #exploreandcreate #createexplorediscover #sustainablelifestyle #slowtextiles #slowlivingforlife #mylocaldyeplants #theslowdowncollective  #vegetabledye #kitchendyeing #beingcreativeisfun #justdoit
In the dyepot.... this bag of onion skins has been on my studio workbench waiting to be used for some time now....they made it into the dyepot today! If you would like to explore and experiment with natural dyes, onion skins are a wonderful place to begin. They are easy to collect and produce such a rich source of colour. . . . #oinons  #oniondye  #naturallydyed  #naturaldyer  #naturalpigments  #havingago  #exploreandcreate  #createexplorediscover  #sustainablelifestyle  #slowtextiles  #slowlivingforlife  #mylocaldyeplants  #theslowdowncollective  #vegetabledye  #kitchendyeing  #beingcreativeisfun  #justdoit 
Le applicazioni sulle sciarpe sono in pannolenci, le ritaglio a forma di foglia in vari colori e le cucio a mano sul tessuto tinto. Quando ho tanti ordini mi aiuta mammina a cucire, inutile dire che lei è molto più veloce di me con l'ago 😊 è bello collaborare con la mamma perché è stata la mia prima insegnante e sempre sarà il mio modello come artigiana... La sua cura nel lavoro e il sapere dell'esperienza sono continue mete cui aspirare 💛
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#mylocaldyeplants #plantdye  #simplejoys #beautyyouseek #inspiredbynature #inspiredbynature_ #botanicalpickmeup #allthingsbotanical #natureinspired #thenativecreative #embracingtheseasons
#alovefornaturesbest #colorcolourlovers #slownaturemoments
#embracingaslowerlife
#myeverydaymagic #simplethingsmadebeautiful #botanicalcreativity_ #italianfashion #winterfashion #cozywinter #tinturanaturale #artigianatoitaliano #foglie #leafpattern #pinecones #pigne #forestgirl
Le applicazioni sulle sciarpe sono in pannolenci, le ritaglio a forma di foglia in vari colori e le cucio a mano sul tessuto tinto. Quando ho tanti ordini mi aiuta mammina a cucire, inutile dire che lei è molto più veloce di me con l'ago 😊 è bello collaborare con la mamma perché è stata la mia prima insegnante e sempre sarà il mio modello come artigiana... La sua cura nel lavoro e il sapere dell'esperienza sono continue mete cui aspirare 💛 . . #mylocaldyeplants  #plantdye  #simplejoys  #beautyyouseek  #inspiredbynature  #inspiredbynature_  #botanicalpickmeup  #allthingsbotanical  #natureinspired  #thenativecreative  #embracingtheseasons  #alovefornaturesbest  #colorcolourlovers  #slownaturemoments  #embracingaslowerlife  #myeverydaymagic  #simplethingsmadebeautiful  #botanicalcreativity_  #italianfashion  #winterfashion  #cozywinter  #tinturanaturale  #artigianatoitaliano  #foglie  #leafpattern  #pinecones  #pigne  #forestgirl 
It was sweltering in the studio  today but the pots were calling! I love the anticipation  of revealing what natural magic has taken place inside the bundle. It's like a butterfly unfurling from its cocoon. This one is eucalyptus on silk. The under sheet is an iron blanket of cotton which has seen many dye pots! 🌳🍜🌿
It was sweltering in the studio today but the pots were calling! I love the anticipation of revealing what natural magic has taken place inside the bundle. It's like a butterfly unfurling from its cocoon. This one is eucalyptus on silk. The under sheet is an iron blanket of cotton which has seen many dye pots! 🌳🍜🌿
It’s official. I’ve cut scrap fabric to start my first quilt. I have a feeling that this quilt may take me a year to make... but the fabrics cut so yay to that!! 👏🏻👏🏻
It’s official. I’ve cut scrap fabric to start my first quilt. I have a feeling that this quilt may take me a year to make... but the fabrics cut so yay to that!! 👏🏻👏🏻
The results from last night's dye pot hanging out to dry. This is an upcycled cotton shirt I pre prepared with soy milk. I'm very happy to be getting results like this on cotton, nature you are amazing! 💚🌳🌿
The results from last night's dye pot hanging out to dry. This is an upcycled cotton shirt I pre prepared with soy milk. I'm very happy to be getting results like this on cotton, nature you are amazing! 💚🌳🌿
Fervono i preparativi per il corso di sabato. Tingeremo con il melograno e altri frutti ed erbe. Questa settimana è tutta dedicata ad organizzare i materiali e l'attrezzatura per i corsisti 😊 sono felice e non vedo l'ora di cominciare!
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#naturaldye #naturaldyes #naturaldyeing #handdyed #ecodyeing  #tinturanaturale #naturalcolor #ecodye #ecosostenibile #ecoprinting #piantetintorie #tintoconlepiante
#mylocaldyeplants #plantdye  #simplejoys #beautyyouseek #inspiredbynature #inspiredbynature_ #botanicalpickmeup #allthingsbotanical #natureinspired #thenativecreative #embracingtheseasons
#alovefornaturesbest #colorcolourlovers #slownaturemoments
#embracingaslowerlife
#myeverydaymagic #simplethingsmadebeautiful #botanicalcreativity_
Fervono i preparativi per il corso di sabato. Tingeremo con il melograno e altri frutti ed erbe. Questa settimana è tutta dedicata ad organizzare i materiali e l'attrezzatura per i corsisti 😊 sono felice e non vedo l'ora di cominciare! . . #naturaldye  #naturaldyes  #naturaldyeing  #handdyed  #ecodyeing  #tinturanaturale  #naturalcolor  #ecodye  #ecosostenibile  #ecoprinting  #piantetintorie  #tintoconlepiante  #mylocaldyeplants  #plantdye  #simplejoys  #beautyyouseek  #inspiredbynature  #inspiredbynature_  #botanicalpickmeup  #allthingsbotanical  #natureinspired  #thenativecreative  #embracingtheseasons  #alovefornaturesbest  #colorcolourlovers  #slownaturemoments  #embracingaslowerlife  #myeverydaymagic  #simplethingsmadebeautiful  #botanicalcreativity_ 
The finished results of my avocado pit dye on soy mordanted modal. It’s the most beautiful blush pink, as usual natural dye is just impossible to capture on photo.
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Swipe across for my amateur mistake. I did not wring out the dye so it dripped as it dried and left streaks. I actually don’t mind it thankfully and think it will look quite cool on the finished t-shirt.
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I dyed this specifically for my #projectsewit January project.
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#slowfashionmovement  #fashionrevolution #knowyoursource #slowfashion #handmadewardrobe #memadeeveryday #handmadeeveryday #makersgonnamake #creativehappylife #handsandhustle #makersofmelbourne #naturaldye #mylocaldyeplants #botanicaldye #plantdyes #avocadodye
The finished results of my avocado pit dye on soy mordanted modal. It’s the most beautiful blush pink, as usual natural dye is just impossible to capture on photo. . Swipe across for my amateur mistake. I did not wring out the dye so it dripped as it dried and left streaks. I actually don’t mind it thankfully and think it will look quite cool on the finished t-shirt. . I dyed this specifically for my #projectsewit  January project. . #slowfashionmovement  #fashionrevolution  #knowyoursource  #slowfashion  #handmadewardrobe  #memadeeveryday  #handmadeeveryday  #makersgonnamake  #creativehappylife  #handsandhustle  #makersofmelbourne  #naturaldye  #mylocaldyeplants  #botanicaldye  #plantdyes  #avocadodye 
Thank you everyone who left such thoughtful comments on my last post. It made me think about how another way to give back to plants is to talk about this stuff. To help normalise the idea of respecting plants as beings and of considering their needs as well as our own. Letting go of our sense of entitlement to the natural world and re-opening to a sense of responsibility and reciprocal relationships. It is lovely to know that so many of you care about this too. When I was picking these Japanese maple leaves yesterday, I asked the 3 trees near my house which one could spare some small branches and the biggest tree graciously offered some 🍁🙏🏽❤️
Thank you everyone who left such thoughtful comments on my last post. It made me think about how another way to give back to plants is to talk about this stuff. To help normalise the idea of respecting plants as beings and of considering their needs as well as our own. Letting go of our sense of entitlement to the natural world and re-opening to a sense of responsibility and reciprocal relationships. It is lovely to know that so many of you care about this too. When I was picking these Japanese maple leaves yesterday, I asked the 3 trees near my house which one could spare some small branches and the biggest tree graciously offered some 🍁🙏🏽❤️
My top three patterns for my #projectsewit January project.
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I’m leaning towards the #concordtee pattern for that classic tee look. Also I’m very curious to sew up one of their patterns to see if I get a good fit in the bust without having to do alterations.
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I’ve still got a week or so while my fabric dries and to let the dye age a little before I rinse it. (There’s a sneak peek of the final colour in my stories. It came out the most beautiful dusky pink, 🤞the colour sticks)
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#slowfashionmovement  #fashionrevolution #knowyoursource #slowfashion #handmadewardrobe #memadeeveryday #handmadeeveryday #makersgonnamake #creativehappylife #handsandhustle #makersofmelbourne #naturaldye #mylocaldyeplants #botanicaldye #plantdyes #avocadodye
My top three patterns for my #projectsewit  January project. . I’m leaning towards the #concordtee  pattern for that classic tee look. Also I’m very curious to sew up one of their patterns to see if I get a good fit in the bust without having to do alterations. . I’ve still got a week or so while my fabric dries and to let the dye age a little before I rinse it. (There’s a sneak peek of the final colour in my stories. It came out the most beautiful dusky pink, 🤞the colour sticks) . #slowfashionmovement  #fashionrevolution  #knowyoursource  #slowfashion  #handmadewardrobe  #memadeeveryday  #handmadeeveryday  #makersgonnamake  #creativehappylife  #handsandhustle  #makersofmelbourne  #naturaldye  #mylocaldyeplants  #botanicaldye  #plantdyes  #avocadodye 
Mum, me (in a bobble hat) and a bench with a view. An icy day with crunching footsteps in (dejlig) Danmark. #winter #Leafprint #MyLocalDyePlants #Handcrafted #Slowfashion  #AroundTheWorldin80dyes
2 meters of soy mordanted modal going into an avocado dye pot.
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I’m going to be participating in the #projectsewit challenge this year. The idea is to sew a mini capsule wardrobe through the year, one item per month. January is all about the t-shirt. I’m thinking about using only naturally dyed fabric for the entire challenge so I’ll have one dying project and one sewing project per month. I’ll see how it goes...
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I haven’t chosen a pattern for my t-shirt yet so that will be the next big decision.
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#slowfashionmovement  #fashionrevolution #knowyoursource #slowfashion #handmadewardrobe #memadeeveryday #handmadeeveryday #makersgonnamake #creativehappylife #handsandhustle #makersofmelbourne #naturaldye #mylocaldyeplants #botanicaldye #plantdyes #avocadodye
2 meters of soy mordanted modal going into an avocado dye pot. . I’m going to be participating in the #projectsewit  challenge this year. The idea is to sew a mini capsule wardrobe through the year, one item per month. January is all about the t-shirt. I’m thinking about using only naturally dyed fabric for the entire challenge so I’ll have one dying project and one sewing project per month. I’ll see how it goes... . I haven’t chosen a pattern for my t-shirt yet so that will be the next big decision. . #slowfashionmovement  #fashionrevolution  #knowyoursource  #slowfashion  #handmadewardrobe  #memadeeveryday  #handmadeeveryday  #makersgonnamake  #creativehappylife  #handsandhustle  #makersofmelbourne  #naturaldye  #mylocaldyeplants  #botanicaldye  #plantdyes  #avocadodye 
Some lovely details of my merino yoga top printed with eucalyptus  and sheoak. Merino is the perfect fibre to exercise in as it is naturally anti-bacterial, is breathable and is known to absorb both moisture vapour and odours. It is comfortable  to wear in all seasons as it reacts to changes in body temperature helping you feel cool in summer and warm in winter.
Some lovely details of my merino yoga top printed with eucalyptus and sheoak. Merino is the perfect fibre to exercise in as it is naturally anti-bacterial, is breathable and is known to absorb both moisture vapour and odours. It is comfortable to wear in all seasons as it reacts to changes in body temperature helping you feel cool in summer and warm in winter.
I realised I never posted the results of these other indigo samples that I did in December. They were dipped a few less times than the top and I love how they have more green tones. My shibori folding and tying skills are still very newbie but it is fun to be learning something new!
I realised I never posted the results of these other indigo samples that I did in December. They were dipped a few less times than the top and I love how they have more green tones. My shibori folding and tying skills are still very newbie but it is fun to be learning something new!
A beautiful tawny brown on wool rug yarn from #amyoxford, achieved with black tea and dried tansy blossoms. #mylocaldyeplants #yarndyeing #wool #plantdye #brown #ancestralskills #slowfashion
This is another experiment in re-printing over an underwhelming eco-print. I’m glad it worked so well, because I think that most of the other paper I unwrapped today is destined to return to the dyepot for another go 😂🙈
This is another experiment in re-printing over an underwhelming eco-print. I’m glad it worked so well, because I think that most of the other paper I unwrapped today is destined to return to the dyepot for another go 😂🙈
Daily practice 3/365.

My boyfriend asked about needle felting a porg. He has been playing with my roving and needles. I looked through my supplies and found some undyed wool from @abundantearthfiber. Now it is brown and  hidden behind mittens I knit for my daughter during the past 3 days, because there is no earthly way I can make walnut dyed roving make look good :) #dailypractice #naturaldyeing #mylocaldyeplants #wool #knitting #knittersofinstagram #knittingforchildren #mittens
Daily practice 3/365. My boyfriend asked about needle felting a porg. He has been playing with my roving and needles. I looked through my supplies and found some undyed wool from @abundantearthfiber. Now it is brown and hidden behind mittens I knit for my daughter during the past 3 days, because there is no earthly way I can make walnut dyed roving make look good :) #dailypractice  #naturaldyeing  #mylocaldyeplants  #wool  #knitting  #knittersofinstagram  #knittingforchildren  #mittens 
Weehar my busy day is done. And there's logwood, brazilwood and onion, madder, dahlias, brazilwood and more dahlia mostly in 800m lengths except the purple logwood which is 400m and hand spun too. 
#yarnaholic #yarnaddict #lovetospin #handspinner #mylocaldyeplants #naturaldyeing #naturaldyer
This is another print I loved from yesterday. It makes me think of autumn and blazing fires. I am finding that eco-printing again on top of the ‘duds’ brings extra colours and complexities, more interesting than a single layer of printing. Swipe right to see the other side 🍂🔥🌑
This is another print I loved from yesterday. It makes me think of autumn and blazing fires. I am finding that eco-printing again on top of the ‘duds’ brings extra colours and complexities, more interesting than a single layer of printing. Swipe right to see the other side 🍂🔥🌑
Happy New Year everyone! It feels so good to be back in the studio creating again after a very busy time. Phew! Lots of insular reflecting and intention setting going on for me right now. Can't wait to share some of my 2018 plans with you all! 📷 Eucalyptus print on (unironed)silk 🌳 #thesimplethings
Happy New Year everyone! It feels so good to be back in the studio creating again after a very busy time. Phew! Lots of insular reflecting and intention setting going on for me right now. Can't wait to share some of my 2018 plans with you all! 📷 Eucalyptus print on (unironed)silk 🌳 #thesimplethings 
And this is the unwrapping ...
And this is the unwrapping ...
I spent the first day of 2018 gathering leaves and wrapping bundles and today I got to open them. This is my favourite. It feels like a good omen for the ways I want to extend my eco-printing practise this year. I hope you all had a relaxing and happy holiday season and best wishes for a beautiful 2018 ❤️🌿✨
I spent the first day of 2018 gathering leaves and wrapping bundles and today I got to open them. This is my favourite. It feels like a good omen for the ways I want to extend my eco-printing practise this year. I hope you all had a relaxing and happy holiday season and best wishes for a beautiful 2018 ❤️🌿✨
Bye bye 2017 ... hello 2018!! Here's to a successful happy year!
Bye bye 2017 ... hello 2018!! Here's to a successful happy year!
We wish you all a very Happy New Year! 🥂✨ Bonne Année! 💫
We wish you all a very Happy New Year! 🥂✨ Bonne Année! 💫
The easiest natural dye- coffee and tea! ☕️ This was a solar experiment with organic cotton, so results are muted. I'm interested to really push the concentration and see how dark I can go. Wool more readily accepts dye, so I'll start there.⠀
The easiest natural dye- coffee and tea! ☕️ This was a solar experiment with organic cotton, so results are muted. I'm interested to really push the concentration and see how dark I can go. Wool more readily accepts dye, so I'll start there.⠀
Lots of weaving and natural dyeing in 2017 - thanks to all who have been following me and commented on my textiles. Happy 2018 & lots of love to all !!
#bestnine2017 #handwoven #naturaldye #eco #organic #sustainable #slowfashion #respectresources #mylocaldyeplants #designprocess #colors #natural #danishcrafts #mitkbh #twill #delditkbh #copenhagen #babyalpaca #plantefarvning
Wishing you a peace filledl and joyous festive time, may the light of the season fill everyone's hearts ❤
Wishing you a peace filledl and joyous festive time, may the light of the season fill everyone's hearts ❤
@kaderkismetatolyesi ile bugün de @muaf_kadikoy'deyiz! #naturaldye #yarncraft #wool #handmade #knitting #toys #botanicaldyes #mylocaldyeplants #hen
After cold processing the fresh indigo leaves, the left over leaf pulp still had plenty of colour. I’ve been soaking it in lidded buckets, giving it a gentle stir each day and watching the beautiful blue pigment rise up. I’m excited to see how much more fabric I can dye from this batch of leaves.
After cold processing the fresh indigo leaves, the left over leaf pulp still had plenty of colour. I’ve been soaking it in lidded buckets, giving it a gentle stir each day and watching the beautiful blue pigment rise up. I’m excited to see how much more fabric I can dye from this batch of leaves.
🎄 If you’re missing some leafy action under the tree, head to #therocksmarket today 😘 #Leafprint #MyLocalDyePlants #Handcrafted #Slowfashion  #AroundTheWorldin80dyes
Return to the Light.
The shortest day if you are living in the Northern Hemisphere....but also... fabulously...a slow and steady return to the light and the warmth of the sun! And as this year is almost drawing to a close...just want to say...a Big Thank You...for stopping by, your likes, follows, comments and especially your connection.... Wishing you much joy and merriment over this festive season.
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#midwinter #shortestday #returnofthelight #wintersolstice #celebratingtoday #botanicalcontactprint #naturaldyer #naturallydyedwool #plantdyed #contactprint #capturequiet #inspiredbynature_ #mylocaldyeplants #plantbaseddye #slowtextiles #simplenature #thenaturecreative
Return to the Light. The shortest day if you are living in the Northern Hemisphere....but also... fabulously...a slow and steady return to the light and the warmth of the sun! And as this year is almost drawing to a close...just want to say...a Big Thank You...for stopping by, your likes, follows, comments and especially your connection.... Wishing you much joy and merriment over this festive season. . . . . #midwinter  #shortestday  #returnofthelight  #wintersolstice  #celebratingtoday  #botanicalcontactprint  #naturaldyer  #naturallydyedwool  #plantdyed  #contactprint  #capturequiet  #inspiredbynature_  #mylocaldyeplants  #plantbaseddye  #slowtextiles  #simplenature  #thenaturecreative 
More adventures with Australian Indigo. Yesterday some lovely friends gave me a big bag of clippings from their well-established Indigofera Australis. On my way home I stopped in town for a few hours and left the clippings sitting in direct sunlight in my bike basket. Then I got home and started researching what on earth to do with these beautiful leaves. And promptly discovered that for other types of indigo at least, you should use them as soon as you pick them 🙈 This made me pretty convinced that it wouldn’t work so I don’t have any in-progress photos but basically I whizzed the leaves up in a blender with icy water and a little bit of vinegar, then strained it. I used soy-mordanted cotton for this experiment, folded and tied it, and immersed it in the beautiful green water. And it actually worked! This is after the first dip, but I have been doing a couple of extra dips and the fabric is getting darker and bluer! But because I am using the fresh leaf method I am not expecting the classic indigo blue. I will be pretty stoked with whatever I get! I’ve just added a few extra bits of fabric to the dye bath because it is so much more potent than I expected.
More adventures with Australian Indigo. Yesterday some lovely friends gave me a big bag of clippings from their well-established Indigofera Australis. On my way home I stopped in town for a few hours and left the clippings sitting in direct sunlight in my bike basket. Then I got home and started researching what on earth to do with these beautiful leaves. And promptly discovered that for other types of indigo at least, you should use them as soon as you pick them 🙈 This made me pretty convinced that it wouldn’t work so I don’t have any in-progress photos but basically I whizzed the leaves up in a blender with icy water and a little bit of vinegar, then strained it. I used soy-mordanted cotton for this experiment, folded and tied it, and immersed it in the beautiful green water. And it actually worked! This is after the first dip, but I have been doing a couple of extra dips and the fabric is getting darker and bluer! But because I am using the fresh leaf method I am not expecting the classic indigo blue. I will be pretty stoked with whatever I get! I’ve just added a few extra bits of fabric to the dye bath because it is so much more potent than I expected.
Slightly shocked it’s almost christmas... But saturday at the open studio day I improvised a little dye demonstration and made some furoshiki gift wrap textiles. And third time using that dye bath! Love the colour, it’s the same onion dye that gave the intense rust tone few posts back...
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In other news, I am trying not to freak out about not being able to use my laptop as the cable thing broke 😳 so might be late on replying emails, but I am doing my best!
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#naturaldye #shibori #plantdyed #zerowaste #kitchenwaste #mylocaldyeplants #furoshiki #patternlove #dspattern #botanicaldye #handmadegift
Slightly shocked it’s almost christmas... But saturday at the open studio day I improvised a little dye demonstration and made some furoshiki gift wrap textiles. And third time using that dye bath! Love the colour, it’s the same onion dye that gave the intense rust tone few posts back... . In other news, I am trying not to freak out about not being able to use my laptop as the cable thing broke 😳 so might be late on replying emails, but I am doing my best! . . . #naturaldye  #shibori  #plantdyed  #zerowaste  #kitchenwaste  #mylocaldyeplants  #furoshiki  #patternlove  #dspattern  #botanicaldye  #handmadegift 
It’s the third advent sunday, and I prepared something for you together with @hauptstadtgarten. Caro is giving away one of my bundle dye kits 💛 (and she took the photo!)
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Caro has joined not one, but two of my dye classes, and blogs about her garden plot and all kinds of plant-related fun. Reading it I can’t wait for spring in my new garden!
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#handmadepresent #slowtextiles #mindfulfashion #zerowaste #mylocaldyeplants #bundledye #botanicaldye #supporthandmade #communityovercompetition
It’s the third advent sunday, and I prepared something for you together with @hauptstadtgarten. Caro is giving away one of my bundle dye kits 💛 (and she took the photo!) . Caro has joined not one, but two of my dye classes, and blogs about her garden plot and all kinds of plant-related fun. Reading it I can’t wait for spring in my new garden! . . . #handmadepresent  #slowtextiles  #mindfulfashion  #zerowaste  #mylocaldyeplants  #bundledye  #botanicaldye  #supporthandmade  #communityovercompetition 
I think this is a smoke bush leaf 🤔 But whatever it is, it prints beautifully!
I think this is a smoke bush leaf 🤔 But whatever it is, it prints beautifully!
Daily practice 25, 26: hurried.

A year ago I injured my left wrist while roller skating. Exactly one year later my daughter fell while ice skating and injured her left wrist, at this point it is not clear yet whether it is a fracture but it is treated as one.

The last two days have been hectic, because they were also my last two days of college. In a year and four months I managed to take close to two years worth of classes. 
I was looking forward to some peace of mind at the close. Instead, I have worry. My child goes to her other parent today, it is the first Christmas season that we won't be together. Thankfully, I will get to see her for the Christmas eve, the rest of the year she will be gone.

Birch leaves on top, red onion peels on the bottom.

#dailypractice #naturaldyeing #mylocaldyeplants  #woolfelt #singleparent
Daily practice 25, 26: hurried. A year ago I injured my left wrist while roller skating. Exactly one year later my daughter fell while ice skating and injured her left wrist, at this point it is not clear yet whether it is a fracture but it is treated as one. The last two days have been hectic, because they were also my last two days of college. In a year and four months I managed to take close to two years worth of classes. I was looking forward to some peace of mind at the close. Instead, I have worry. My child goes to her other parent today, it is the first Christmas season that we won't be together. Thankfully, I will get to see her for the Christmas eve, the rest of the year she will be gone. Birch leaves on top, red onion peels on the bottom. #dailypractice  #naturaldyeing  #mylocaldyeplants  #woolfelt  #singleparent 
received a beautiful package from @wosterweil of the plant prints we did on watercolor paper when I was visiting her in Philly! 🌿🍃✨
this one of cotinus and purple leaf plum turned out 👌🏽💎
received a beautiful package from @wosterweil of the plant prints we did on watercolor paper when I was visiting her in Philly! 🌿🍃✨ this one of cotinus and purple leaf plum turned out 👌🏽💎
We made memory aprons and brooches out of our eco print samples during my online workshop last summer. This is such a beautiful example of the great work done by my students 👏🏽😊 Repost from @myrtle_sweet using @RepostRegramApp - I finally finished!!!
During the summer months i collected plants from my garden, allotment and locality. Under the expert guidance of Justine @thewilddyery  i explored many different ways to preserve their memory on cloth. 
This apron celebrates the summer of 2017 and the memories of connecting with nature just outside my door and with classmates across the globe.  Apart from the final edges which were machine sewn, all else has been embroidered exploring slow meditative hand stitching. ... myrtle, eucalyptus, wisteria, sorrel, geranium, fern, oak, buddleia, virginia creeper, sage, purple basil, rose, woadseeds, lavender, raspberry, whitecurrant.... all my favorites... and a little brooch made from a new addition to the dye garden; dyers coreopsis. 
Thank you Justine for your inspiration and support x
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#dyegarden #ecoprintclassof2017 #ecoprinting #slowtextiles #slowstitch#slowfashion #recycledthreads #recycledbuttons  #sustainableartpractices #sustainablecraft  #textileartist #naturaldyersofinstagram #mycreativelife #gardentherapy #therapuetic #japaneseindigo #igrewmydye #plantsaremagic #mylocaldyeplants #slowliving #connection #nature #localcolour #handsewn #handmade
We made memory aprons and brooches out of our eco print samples during my online workshop last summer. This is such a beautiful example of the great work done by my students 👏🏽😊 Repost from @myrtle_sweet using @RepostRegramApp - I finally finished!!! During the summer months i collected plants from my garden, allotment and locality. Under the expert guidance of Justine @thewilddyery i explored many different ways to preserve their memory on cloth. This apron celebrates the summer of 2017 and the memories of connecting with nature just outside my door and with classmates across the globe. Apart from the final edges which were machine sewn, all else has been embroidered exploring slow meditative hand stitching. ... myrtle, eucalyptus, wisteria, sorrel, geranium, fern, oak, buddleia, virginia creeper, sage, purple basil, rose, woadseeds, lavender, raspberry, whitecurrant.... all my favorites... and a little brooch made from a new addition to the dye garden; dyers coreopsis. Thank you Justine for your inspiration and support x * * #dyegarden  #ecoprintclassof2017  #ecoprinting  #slowtextiles  #slowstitch #slowfashion  #recycledthreads  #recycledbuttons  #sustainableartpractices  #sustainablecraft  #textileartist  #naturaldyersofinstagram  #mycreativelife  #gardentherapy  #therapuetic  #japaneseindigo  #igrewmydye  #plantsaremagic  #mylocaldyeplants  #slowliving  #connection  #nature  #localcolour  #handsewn  #handmade 
I finally finished!!!
During the summer months i collected plants from my garden, allotment and locality. Under the expert guidance of Justine @thewilddyery  i explored many different ways to preserve their memory on cloth. #swipeleft
This apron celebrates the summer of 2017 and the memories of connecting with nature just outside my door and with classmates across the globe.  Apart from the final edges which were machine sewn, all else has been embroidered exploring slow meditative hand stitching. ... myrtle, eucalyptus, wisteria, sorrel, geranium, fern, oak, buddleia, virginia creeper, sage, purple basil, rose, woadseeds, lavender, raspberry, whitecurrant.... all my favorites... and a little brooch made from a new addition to the dye garden; dyers coreopsis. 
Thank you Justine for your inspiration and support x
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#dyegarden #ecoprintclassof2017 #ecoprinting #slowtextiles #slowstitch#slowfashion #recycledthreads #recycledbuttons  #sustainableartpractices #sustainablecraft  #textileartist #naturaldyersofinstagram #mycreativelife #gardentherapy #therapuetic #japaneseindigo #igrewmydye #plantsaremagic #mylocaldyeplants #slowliving #connection #nature #localcolour #handsewn #handmade #inspiredbynature_
I finally finished!!! During the summer months i collected plants from my garden, allotment and locality. Under the expert guidance of Justine @thewilddyery i explored many different ways to preserve their memory on cloth. #swipeleft  This apron celebrates the summer of 2017 and the memories of connecting with nature just outside my door and with classmates across the globe. Apart from the final edges which were machine sewn, all else has been embroidered exploring slow meditative hand stitching. ... myrtle, eucalyptus, wisteria, sorrel, geranium, fern, oak, buddleia, virginia creeper, sage, purple basil, rose, woadseeds, lavender, raspberry, whitecurrant.... all my favorites... and a little brooch made from a new addition to the dye garden; dyers coreopsis. Thank you Justine for your inspiration and support x * * #dyegarden  #ecoprintclassof2017  #ecoprinting  #slowtextiles  #slowstitch #slowfashion  #recycledthreads  #recycledbuttons  #sustainableartpractices  #sustainablecraft  #textileartist  #naturaldyersofinstagram  #mycreativelife  #gardentherapy  #therapuetic  #japaneseindigo  #igrewmydye  #plantsaremagic  #mylocaldyeplants  #slowliving  #connection  #nature  #localcolour  #handsewn  #handmade  #inspiredbynature_ 
La pianta del mese di dicembre è il cavolo. Ne scelgo una in ogni newsletter, per celebrare gli ortaggi più comuni e le selvatiche più semplici che sanno regalare colori straordinari. Se non sei ancora iscritta clicca il link nel profilo, c'è anche l'ebook che ho scritto (è gratis!) sulla tintura con le piante in cucina.
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#naturaldye #naturaldyes #naturaldyeing #handdyed #ecodyeing #tinturanaturale #naturalcolor #ecodye #ecosostenibile #cavolorosso #piantetintorie #tintoconlepiante
#mylocaldyeplants #plantdye #simplejoys #beautyyouseek #inspiredbynature #inspiredbynature_ #botanicalpickmeup #allthingsbotanical #natureinspired #thenativecreative #embracingtheseasons
#alovefornaturesbest #colorcolourlovers #slownaturemoments
#embracingaslowerlife
#seekinspirecreate #simplethingsmadebeautiful #botanicalcreativity_
La pianta del mese di dicembre è il cavolo. Ne scelgo una in ogni newsletter, per celebrare gli ortaggi più comuni e le selvatiche più semplici che sanno regalare colori straordinari. Se non sei ancora iscritta clicca il link nel profilo, c'è anche l'ebook che ho scritto (è gratis!) sulla tintura con le piante in cucina. . . #naturaldye  #naturaldyes  #naturaldyeing  #handdyed  #ecodyeing  #tinturanaturale  #naturalcolor  #ecodye  #ecosostenibile  #cavolorosso  #piantetintorie  #tintoconlepiante  #mylocaldyeplants  #plantdye  #simplejoys  #beautyyouseek  #inspiredbynature  #inspiredbynature_  #botanicalpickmeup  #allthingsbotanical  #natureinspired  #thenativecreative  #embracingtheseasons  #alovefornaturesbest  #colorcolourlovers  #slownaturemoments  #embracingaslowerlife  #seekinspirecreate  #simplethingsmadebeautiful  #botanicalcreativity_ 
Daily practice 22: luck.

A couple of days ago spotify sent me an email detailing which artists and songs were my most listened ones this year. Every song in the top five ties directly to a traumatic period. Perhaps the four-leaf clover in this bunch will bring me some better luck in the coming days..
#dailypractice #mylocaldyeplants #cotton #clover  #fourleafclover #luck
Daily practice 22: luck. A couple of days ago spotify sent me an email detailing which artists and songs were my most listened ones this year. Every song in the top five ties directly to a traumatic period. Perhaps the four-leaf clover in this bunch will bring me some better luck in the coming days.. #dailypractice  #mylocaldyeplants  #cotton  #clover  #fourleafclover  #luck 
Il cavolo e la cipolla sono nella top five dei miei vegetali tintori preferiti, insieme al melograno, alle pigne e alla solidago. Ora è (quasi) inverno e si potrebbe pensare che la natura non offra granchè; in realtà la borsa di raccolta del tintore è sempre piena, anche se si va nell'orto e non nel prato o nel bosco.
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#naturaldye #naturaldyes #naturaldyeing #handdyed #ecodyeing  #tinturanaturale #naturalcolor #ecodye #ecosostenibile #cavolorosso  #piantetintorie #tintoconlepiante
#mylocaldyeplants #plantdye  #simplejoys #beautyyouseek #inspiredbynature #inspiredbynature_ #botanicalpickmeup #allthingsbotanical #natureinspired #thenativecreative #embracingtheseasons
#alovefornaturesbest #colorcolourlovers #slownaturemoments
#embracingaslowerlife
 #seekinspirecreate #simplethingsmadebeautiful #botanicalcreativity_
Il cavolo e la cipolla sono nella top five dei miei vegetali tintori preferiti, insieme al melograno, alle pigne e alla solidago. Ora è (quasi) inverno e si potrebbe pensare che la natura non offra granchè; in realtà la borsa di raccolta del tintore è sempre piena, anche se si va nell'orto e non nel prato o nel bosco. . . #naturaldye  #naturaldyes  #naturaldyeing  #handdyed  #ecodyeing  #tinturanaturale  #naturalcolor  #ecodye  #ecosostenibile  #cavolorosso  #piantetintorie  #tintoconlepiante  #mylocaldyeplants  #plantdye  #simplejoys  #beautyyouseek  #inspiredbynature  #inspiredbynature_  #botanicalpickmeup  #allthingsbotanical  #natureinspired  #thenativecreative  #embracingtheseasons  #alovefornaturesbest  #colorcolourlovers  #slownaturemoments  #embracingaslowerlife  #seekinspirecreate  #simplethingsmadebeautiful  #botanicalcreativity_ 
Silk, wool and 🌿🍃🌱 Dress silk dyed with eucalyptus. Merino wool wrap dyed with mixed leaves. Each is an original... 📷 photography @moanabarroso makeup#handmadeatkew #angieyartstyle  #Leafprint #MyLocalDyePlants #Handcrafted #Slowfashion  #AroundTheWorldin80dyes
Observing & Drawing (I used ink here) a plant without looking at your paper: exercise 1 from Justine Aldersey-Williams @thewilddyery module3: Eco Pattern course. Exciting, well organized and full of helpful video instruction. Looking forward to digging in after holiday travels. #ecopattern2017 • • • • • • #plantdye #plant ink #plantcolor #botanicaldrawing #botany #hawthorn #wildhawthorn #leaflove #lovemesomeplants #localdyeplants #localdyes #localdye #wildplantsofalabama #mylocaldyeplants
Observing & Drawing (I used ink here) a plant without looking at your paper: exercise 1 from Justine Aldersey-Williams @thewilddyery module3: Eco Pattern course. Exciting, well organized and full of helpful video instruction. Looking forward to digging in after holiday travels. #ecopattern2017  • • • • • • #plantdye  #plant  ink #plantcolor  #botanicaldrawing  #botany  #hawthorn  #wildhawthorn  #leaflove  #lovemesomeplants  #localdyeplants  #localdyes  #localdye  #wildplantsofalabama  #mylocaldyeplants 
Packing Australian orders in Denmark. The scarves are going home ✈️ Bon voyage #Leafprint #MyLocalDyePlants #Handcrafted #Slowfashion  #AroundTheWorldin80dyes
Daily practice 19, 18.
Last lingering splash of walnut on felt low immersion dyed with embroidery floss dyed with colorful fall leaves from day 10. Teabags went into a pot yesterday so I could squeeze out the last bit of color.

17 and 16 are bundle dyes of ferns that I forgot to take a photo of.. now they have to wait until unwrapping.

I have 6 days of college to go, I'm looking forward to a little break in intense learning and hoping to have a bit more brainwave for fiber arts.

#dailypractice #naturaldyeing #walnut #cotton #mylocaldyeplants #woolfelt
Daily practice 19, 18. Last lingering splash of walnut on felt low immersion dyed with embroidery floss dyed with colorful fall leaves from day 10. Teabags went into a pot yesterday so I could squeeze out the last bit of color. 17 and 16 are bundle dyes of ferns that I forgot to take a photo of.. now they have to wait until unwrapping. I have 6 days of college to go, I'm looking forward to a little break in intense learning and hoping to have a bit more brainwave for fiber arts. #dailypractice  #naturaldyeing  #walnut  #cotton  #mylocaldyeplants  #woolfelt 
Pakker garn som skal ut på tur og kanskje bli en genser med tid og stunder. ☀️☀️
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Some of my plantdyed yarn are leaving home, and might eventually become a sweater. ☀️☀️
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#sauenpåhaugen #plantefarging #plantefarvning #växtfärgning #naturaldyes #plantdyedyarn #mylocaldyeplants #minelokaleplantefargeemner #hillesvågask #hifaask #hillesvågullvarefabrikk #norskgarn #norskull #annepålandetfarger
adding this to the shop today! 
the Mendocino infinity scarf - hand dyed with foraged plants from the California coast. nasturtium leaves, geranium leaves + lupine flowers. 100% rayon.
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adding this to the shop today! the Mendocino infinity scarf - hand dyed with foraged plants from the California coast. nasturtium leaves, geranium leaves + lupine flowers. 100% rayon. 🌿✨☘️💎🍃💙
The best part of my weekend was realising that there are coreosis flowers growing wild at the end of my street. Aka the queen flower of eco-printing 👌🏽🌼
#coreopsis #coreopsisflower
The best part of my weekend was realising that there are coreosis flowers growing wild at the end of my street. Aka the queen flower of eco-printing 👌🏽🌼 #coreopsis  #coreopsisflower 
Just a lazy little summer-day closeup of an old work - working on many new things but they’re all in the thought-and-sketch stages with nothing tangible to share yet.
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#natureisbest #mylocaldyeplants #naturaldye #textilelove #naturalcolour #knittersofinstagram #knitwit #sketches #botanicalillustration #imadethis
Two new 00 onesies for gumnut babies in my store today. One vivid, one muted, both naturally dyed with love.
Two new 00 onesies for gumnut babies in my store today. One vivid, one muted, both naturally dyed with love.
Daily practice 15, 14, 13:
California poppy,
Greater celandine,
Three days of tea.

#dailypractice #naturaldye #cotton #mylocaldyeplants
❄️❄️❄️ And while I’m layering myself in my Danish scarves at the very chilly Christmas Market @designmuseumdanmark in Copenhagen - the lovely Jessica is hanging out with my Australian leafy textiles in sunny Sydney at the #rocksmarket 🌞🌞🌞 this weekend #Leafprint #MyLocalDyePlants #Handcrafted #Slowfashion  #AroundTheWorldin80dyes
Today's harvest and forage in my #dyegarden at home.

So interesting to see how these plants would achieve such diverse, rich, and often significantly different colors once they get into the dye pot.

Btw, the beautiful handwoven basket is made of bamboo and rattan, handcrafted by a mother artisan in Poso, Central Sulawesi.

#mylocaldyeplants
Today's harvest and forage in my #dyegarden  at home. So interesting to see how these plants would achieve such diverse, rich, and often significantly different colors once they get into the dye pot. Btw, the beautiful handwoven basket is made of bamboo and rattan, handcrafted by a mother artisan in Poso, Central Sulawesi. #mylocaldyeplants 
🍂🌿🍃natural hues @designmuseumdanmark Christmas Market 🎄#Leafprint #MyLocalDyePlants #Handcrafted #Slowfashion  #AroundTheWorldin80dyes
me + this rainbow of plant color will be @girlgangcraft TOMORROW 🌈🌈🌈 3 til 8 pm. so excited to be part of this powerful women popup ! 💆🏽
#fabricfriday
#roygbiv
me + this rainbow of plant color will be @girlgangcraft TOMORROW 🌈🌈🌈 3 til 8 pm. so excited to be part of this powerful women popup ! 💆🏽 #fabricfriday  #roygbiv 
I'll be bringing my new handwoven scarf, all natural dye by me to Flids Christmas market this weekend in Copenhagen !
#naturaldye #eco #organic #sustainable #slowfashion #respectresources #birch #mylocaldyeplants #walnut #avocado #cochineal #onions #eucalyptus #leaves #kitchenwaste #designprocess #colors #natural #danishcrafts #mitkbh #twill #delditkbh #copenhagen #babyalpaca #plantefarvning @flidmarked #nørrebro #flidmarked
So excited - I’ll be exhibiting my Danish (natural leafy) collection #designmuseumdanmark this weekend 🍃🌱🌿 #dkodjulemarked #Leafprint #MyLocalDyePlants #Handcrafted #Slowfashion  #AroundTheWorldin80dyes
Daily practice 12: walnut of many hues.
I can not wait to give these a wash and use them. The wool blend felt especially is calling my name. I am attempting to let everything cure two weeks before using.

#dailypractice #naturaldyeing #mylocaldyeplants #woolfelt #cotton
Many shades of chamomile. And when I dye with it, the house is filled with its lovely, medicinal scent. Here you can see the different effects on mohair locks, tussah silk, merino and Romney roving from 2 consecutive dips.
#fairytalewool #naturallydyed #plantdyed  #mylocaldyeplants #chamomile #chamomilledyed #naturaldyersofinstagram #spinnersofinstagram #feltersofinstagram #yellow #etsyshop #etsyseller #etsymadeincanada #etsymadeinbc #naturallydyedwool #naturallydyedsilk #colourofspring2018
Many shades of chamomile. And when I dye with it, the house is filled with its lovely, medicinal scent. Here you can see the different effects on mohair locks, tussah silk, merino and Romney roving from 2 consecutive dips. #fairytalewool  #naturallydyed  #plantdyed  #mylocaldyeplants  #chamomile  #chamomilledyed  #naturaldyersofinstagram  #spinnersofinstagram  #feltersofinstagram  #yellow  #etsyshop  #etsyseller  #etsymadeincanada  #etsymadeinbc  #naturallydyedwool  #naturallydyedsilk  #colourofspring2018 
I've been doing comparisons between different brands of watercolour paper. The best so far is Arches, so good for bright and clear eco-prints!! Swipe left to compare with the dismal Moulin du Roy print. Both pages were printed with Japanese Maple, ornamental Plum, Blackberry and Eucalyptus, no mordant 🍁🍃
I've been doing comparisons between different brands of watercolour paper. The best so far is Arches, so good for bright and clear eco-prints!! Swipe left to compare with the dismal Moulin du Roy print. Both pages were printed with Japanese Maple, ornamental Plum, Blackberry and Eucalyptus, no mordant 🍁🍃
Naturally dyed, 5 row stripes, men’s size 13. 
It’s hard to tell from the photo but these are, hands down, the largest socks I’ve made yet, and with most ends to weave in. 
Most socks I knit have 10 or 12 ends that need weaving in to finish off the pair. 
These?  70.  For each sock, so 140 altogether, and that doesn’t count breaks and knots in the yarns that made for a handful of extra ends.

Yep, epic socks like these can only be made for and gifted to family or long standing friends-like-family with patience enough themselves to wait for me to be inspired and patient enough myself to make them. 
These yarns I dyed some years ago.  The superwash/nylon sock blend soaked up the dyes quite nicely. So, from memory and a few tags still on the yarns:
🍎Red: madder root.
☀️Yellow: probably yarrow or tansy.
🧡Orange:  coreopsis. 🌰Brown: black walnut. 🌿Green: cottonwood leaves. 🐺Grey: ? Unknown. Something in a rusty iron pot, I’d guess.  Wishing I knew now what it was.

Finished about a month ago with plenty of surrounding fall colors still for inspiration.  And now, there’s a socks 🧦 emoji!

#botanicaldyes #naturaldyes #operationsockdrawer #mylocaldyeplants #🧦 #handknitsocks #wovember
Naturally dyed, 5 row stripes, men’s size 13. It’s hard to tell from the photo but these are, hands down, the largest socks I’ve made yet, and with most ends to weave in. Most socks I knit have 10 or 12 ends that need weaving in to finish off the pair. These? 70. For each sock, so 140 altogether, and that doesn’t count breaks and knots in the yarns that made for a handful of extra ends. Yep, epic socks like these can only be made for and gifted to family or long standing friends-like-family with patience enough themselves to wait for me to be inspired and patient enough myself to make them. These yarns I dyed some years ago. The superwash/nylon sock blend soaked up the dyes quite nicely. So, from memory and a few tags still on the yarns: 🍎Red: madder root. ☀️Yellow: probably yarrow or tansy. 🧡Orange: coreopsis. 🌰Brown: black walnut. 🌿Green: cottonwood leaves. 🐺Grey: ? Unknown. Something in a rusty iron pot, I’d guess. Wishing I knew now what it was. Finished about a month ago with plenty of surrounding fall colors still for inspiration. And now, there’s a socks 🧦 emoji! #botanicaldyes  #naturaldyes  #operationsockdrawer  #mylocaldyeplants  #🧦 #handknitsocks  #wovember 
Daily practice 11: droplets.

All morning the rain came down.
When it finally cleared, I saw that the rain had left behind a string of tears.

Droplets of walnut dye on cotton.

#dailypractice  #naturaldyeing #mylocaldyeplants #makeeveryday #nofilterneeded
How about these delicious colours I made last week on some raffia?! I gifted it as a thank you present to a special friend today.  I might have just kept a little bit for myself so you may see more of these colours one day!
How about these delicious colours I made last week on some raffia?! I gifted it as a thank you present to a special friend today. I might have just kept a little bit for myself so you may see more of these colours one day!
🍁🍂🍃 nature’s beautiful autumn colours... shame I can’t captures their golden shades. #Leafprint #MyLocalDyePlants #Handcrafted #Slowfashion  #AroundTheWorldin80dyes
This morning I peeled lovely Birch bark for dye (it’s the inner layer that gives the best colour). To date, I have only harvested pieces that have fallen right off the tree by themselves, so currently only have a small stash. At this rate, if I maintain this approach, I estimate I’ll have enough to dye one skein of yarn in about 37.2 years. Luckily, I have plenty of other dye projects to keep me busy! Has anyone else dyed with Birch bark?

#mylocaldyeplants #foreverbrigit #organic #inspiredbynature #naturaldyersofinstagram #slowmade #birchbark #betulapapyrifera
This morning I peeled lovely Birch bark for dye (it’s the inner layer that gives the best colour). To date, I have only harvested pieces that have fallen right off the tree by themselves, so currently only have a small stash. At this rate, if I maintain this approach, I estimate I’ll have enough to dye one skein of yarn in about 37.2 years. Luckily, I have plenty of other dye projects to keep me busy! Has anyone else dyed with Birch bark? #mylocaldyeplants  #foreverbrigit  #organic  #inspiredbynature  #naturaldyersofinstagram  #slowmade  #birchbark  #betulapapyrifera 
Sloe Gin and Sloe-ly Dyed Wool... I can have both! This is the colour I achieved on wool from the sloe berries I collected back in September. It is the softest delicate pink... a wonderful addition to my collection of naturally dyed wools. Will leave the knitted sample on a sunny windowsill for a few weeks to see how colourfast it is. .
Wishing you all a happy week.
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#sloeberries #sloegin #naturallydyedwool #handdyedwool #handknitt #handknitter #a_still_life #botanicaldyes #capturequiet #forager #inspiredbythemoment #knittinglover #mylocaldyeplants #naturaldyersofinstagram #naturalcoloursofnature #plantpalette #slowtextiles #simplebeautyseeker #whisperedbeauty
Sloe Gin and Sloe-ly Dyed Wool... I can have both! This is the colour I achieved on wool from the sloe berries I collected back in September. It is the softest delicate pink... a wonderful addition to my collection of naturally dyed wools. Will leave the knitted sample on a sunny windowsill for a few weeks to see how colourfast it is. . Wishing you all a happy week. . . . . #sloeberries  #sloegin  #naturallydyedwool  #handdyedwool  #handknitt  #handknitter  #a_still_life  #botanicaldyes  #capturequiet  #forager  #inspiredbythemoment  #knittinglover  #mylocaldyeplants  #naturaldyersofinstagram  #naturalcoloursofnature  #plantpalette  #slowtextiles  #simplebeautyseeker  #whisperedbeauty