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What a fab natural dyeing retreat with kindred souls in the depths of Denmark #gulddk #indigo #MyLocalDyePlants #Handcrafted #Slowfashion  #AroundTheWorldin80dyes
I'm excited to be offering two naturally dyed yarn samplers in the spring collection coming this Thursday! Thanks to all who voted in my recent poll on IG stories. This avocado yarn will make an appearance. 😉
I'm excited to be offering two naturally dyed yarn samplers in the spring collection coming this Thursday! Thanks to all who voted in my recent poll on IG stories. This avocado yarn will make an appearance. 😉
To celebrate the colors of the ancient world and to illustrate that they were not always muted, but could be bright and vibrant, yet with a distinct softness and we are thrilled to bring to you our new collection "MONTANE MEADOWS" from the mountains and meadows of Ladakh in the Trans- Himalaya.  It's available in myriad of shades from nature.  Model - @jjiiggmmeett_aannggmmoo wearing Montane Meadows Scarf, Marigold and White #fashionrevolution#handcraftedinladakh#chasingchangra #marigolddyed#pashmina #handcraftedinladakh#lena_ladakhpashmina #naturaldyedpashmina #changrapashmina #ladakhpashmina #handspunpashmina #naturaldyeadventures #sustainabletextile #handmadewardrobe #theartofslowliving #slowtextiles #mylocaldyeplants #inspiredbynature #wearethemakers #naturaldyesofladakh
To celebrate the colors of the ancient world and to illustrate that they were not always muted, but could be bright and vibrant, yet with a distinct softness and we are thrilled to bring to you our new collection "MONTANE MEADOWS" from the mountains and meadows of Ladakh in the Trans- Himalaya. It's available in myriad of shades from nature. Model - @jjiiggmmeett_aannggmmoo wearing Montane Meadows Scarf, Marigold and White #fashionrevolution #handcraftedinladakh #chasingchangra  #marigolddyed #pashmina  #handcraftedinladakh #lena_ladakhpashmina  #naturaldyedpashmina  #changrapashmina  #ladakhpashmina  #handspunpashmina  #naturaldyeadventures  #sustainabletextile  #handmadewardrobe  #theartofslowliving  #slowtextiles  #mylocaldyeplants  #inspiredbynature  #wearethemakers  #naturaldyesofladakh 
Mi sto divertendo un sacco a preparare le sciarpine bicolore: in seta o in mussola di cotone, sono sfumate da una tinta all'altra, in modo imprevedibile e casuale. Dalla cipolla alla felce, dal cavolo al melograno, dall'avocado alla solidago... i colori si tuffano uno dentro l'altro e si rincorrono lungo le fibre: oro e verde, azzurro e giallo, rosa e arancione. .
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#felci #woodslice #ferns #forestliving #forestfind #fernsofinstagram #fern #iloveferns #forestlovers #silkscarf  #intotheforest #felce ​#botanicalcolors​ #silkclothing #plantdye #slownaturemoments
#indossalanatura​ #puraseta​ ​#setapura​ #dyepot  #mylocaldyeplants #tintoconlepiante #regalidellanatura #wearthenature #mindfulness #rethinkfashion #smallsolace #slowdownwithstills #colourhunting #inasoftlight
Mi sto divertendo un sacco a preparare le sciarpine bicolore: in seta o in mussola di cotone, sono sfumate da una tinta all'altra, in modo imprevedibile e casuale. Dalla cipolla alla felce, dal cavolo al melograno, dall'avocado alla solidago... i colori si tuffano uno dentro l'altro e si rincorrono lungo le fibre: oro e verde, azzurro e giallo, rosa e arancione. . . #felci  #woodslice  #ferns  #forestliving  #forestfind  #fernsofinstagram  #fern  #iloveferns  #forestlovers  #silkscarf  #intotheforest  #felce  ​#botanicalcolors ​ #silkclothing  #plantdye  #slownaturemoments  #indossalanatura ​ #puraseta ​ ​#setapura ​ #dyepot  #mylocaldyeplants  #tintoconlepiante  #regalidellanatura  #wearthenature  #mindfulness  #rethinkfashion  #smallsolace  #slowdownwithstills  #colourhunting  #inasoftlight 
Nettles in my dye pot 🌿 Hoping for the deep green shade that I made last Spring, but we shall see what this pot brings 😊✨ It seems to be different every time...
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I didn't fully enjoy the nettles last Spring as I was very pregnant this time last year.. So it's lovely to go for walks and collect nettles with my baby this year 💚 It's such an invigorating time of year with all the spring greens popping up.
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What's in your dye pot? Any plans for the rest of the weekend?
Nettles in my dye pot 🌿 Hoping for the deep green shade that I made last Spring, but we shall see what this pot brings 😊✨ It seems to be different every time... . I didn't fully enjoy the nettles last Spring as I was very pregnant this time last year.. So it's lovely to go for walks and collect nettles with my baby this year 💚 It's such an invigorating time of year with all the spring greens popping up. . What's in your dye pot? Any plans for the rest of the weekend?
My merino woven wrap got me through winter last year. Selling some at the @dryburghpottery market today, 1 Sherwood Ave, Grey Lynn. #mylocaldyeplants
My merino woven wrap got me through winter last year. Selling some at the @dryburghpottery market today, 1 Sherwood Ave, Grey Lynn. #mylocaldyeplants 
Fresh Danish pickings 🌿🌳🍃 Experimenting with natural dyeing amongst the (small) hills with the lovely people of #gulddk 
#Leafprint #MyLocalDyePlants #Handcrafted #Slowfashion  #AroundTheWorldin80dyes #guldivork
Tomorrow is the day! 2-days ‘Natural Dyeing & Food Photography’ workshop with @silvia_salvialimone and @twiggstudios in London @claphamstudios •
We are so excited to meet all the students coming from every corner of the world: Singapore, Norway, Germany, Italy, Portugal & of course the UK!
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Is going to be an epic weekend! Sun, please don’t go!!!!
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#naturaldye #naturaldyeing #naturaldyes #plantdye #mylocaldyeplants #dyersofinstagram
#plantsaremagic #prickleandvine #Foodwastedye #foodscrapdyeing #kitchenscrapdye
Tomorrow is the day! 2-days ‘Natural Dyeing & Food Photography’ workshop with @silvia_salvialimone and @twiggstudios in London @claphamstudios • We are so excited to meet all the students coming from every corner of the world: Singapore, Norway, Germany, Italy, Portugal & of course the UK! • Is going to be an epic weekend! Sun, please don’t go!!!! • #naturaldye  #naturaldyeing  #naturaldyes  #plantdye  #mylocaldyeplants  #dyersofinstagram  #plantsaremagic  #prickleandvine  #Foodwastedye  #foodscrapdyeing  #kitchenscrapdye 
Inspired by @biotayarns ‘ recent orange and grey handspun, and this page from the @woolful 2016 calendar.

#handspunstagram #mylocaldyeplants #dyerscoreopsis #bluechanterelledye #onionskindye #gotland #romeldale #bluefacedleicester
I watched this beautiful morning light shift and change as the sun rose this morning. .
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It made my new golden brown silk ribbon shimmer and shine. I could just picture it being gently caught by a breeze as it hangs from a beautiful bouquet. .
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Eucalyptus creates a magical shimmer on silk like no other natural dye I know. This is from my post-storm haul last weekend. I will be testing varying shades of this colour in the coming weeks.
I watched this beautiful morning light shift and change as the sun rose this morning. . . It made my new golden brown silk ribbon shimmer and shine. I could just picture it being gently caught by a breeze as it hangs from a beautiful bouquet. . . Eucalyptus creates a magical shimmer on silk like no other natural dye I know. This is from my post-storm haul last weekend. I will be testing varying shades of this colour in the coming weeks.
Grazie alla mia complice @bettynafish per questo enorme mazzo di celidonia! E domani @gretamurer e @pannidizenzero si tinge!!!
#verdebottino #celidonia #chelidonium #creativeinthecountryside  #dyepot #naturaldyeexperiments #usewhatyoureap #mylocaldyeplants #fromnature #botanicaldreamers #botanicallovers #mynaturalbalcone
Details, details, details. 😍
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Eucalyptus leaves dye and iron water. Together. Magic. ✨
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#cotton 
#shibori 
#plantdye 
#dyersofinstagram 
#acolorstory 
#agameoftones
Cottons picked up less dye particles in my natural dye experiments, leaving beautiful subtle pastels.⠀
Cottons picked up less dye particles in my natural dye experiments, leaving beautiful subtle pastels.⠀
Il giallo è il colore più facilmente ottenibile il tintura naturale. Calendula, camomilla, tarassaco i più tenui; carota, rosmarino, cipolle tendenti al verde; ginestra, melograno, solidago i più carichi. E molti altri ancora, in ogni stagione e in ogni habitat 😊
Al link nel profilo trovi la sciarpa più gialla che c'è, super vitaminica! .
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#myhappypopsofcolor #creativeinthecountryside #happycolors #calmversation #minimalrustic #springcolour #beautyinsimplicity #tinytinymoments #botanicaldreamers #indossalanatura #muslincotton #vitaminic  #dyepot #fromnature #slowtextiles #naturalfiber
#mylocaldyeplants #esercizidilentezza #inmygarden #ingiardino #nelbosco  #coloripastello #giallolimone 
#muslinwrap #lessenzialevisibilealcuore #fiorineifiori
#yellowflower #lemonyellow #tinturanaturale #plants_are_magic
Il giallo è il colore più facilmente ottenibile il tintura naturale. Calendula, camomilla, tarassaco i più tenui; carota, rosmarino, cipolle tendenti al verde; ginestra, melograno, solidago i più carichi. E molti altri ancora, in ogni stagione e in ogni habitat 😊 Al link nel profilo trovi la sciarpa più gialla che c'è, super vitaminica! . . #myhappypopsofcolor  #creativeinthecountryside  #happycolors  #calmversation  #minimalrustic  #springcolour  #beautyinsimplicity  #tinytinymoments  #botanicaldreamers  #indossalanatura  #muslincotton  #vitaminic  #dyepot  #fromnature  #slowtextiles  #naturalfiber  #mylocaldyeplants  #esercizidilentezza  #inmygarden  #ingiardino  #nelbosco  #coloripastello  #giallolimone  #muslinwrap  #lessenzialevisibilealcuore  #fiorineifiori  #yellowflower  #lemonyellow  #tinturanaturale  #plants_are_magic 
These Rosegold socks have been finished for a while, just haven't had a chance to photograph them. Now I can finally wear them. Hoping that this means it will finally get warm enough that I can't. 😂dyed with marigolds and prob a few other random 🌼🌻and a rusty pot and my favorite stirring stick that had some madder leftovers so that there are a few special rosy speckles. #naturaldye #naturallydyed #marigold #handmade #handmadewardrobe #naturallydyedwardrobe #knitting #knittersofinstagram #operationsockdrawer #sustainablefashion #dyegarden #mylocaldyeplants
These Rosegold socks have been finished for a while, just haven't had a chance to photograph them. Now I can finally wear them. Hoping that this means it will finally get warm enough that I can't. 😂dyed with marigolds and prob a few other random 🌼🌻and a rusty pot and my favorite stirring stick that had some madder leftovers so that there are a few special rosy speckles. #naturaldye  #naturallydyed  #marigold  #handmade  #handmadewardrobe  #naturallydyedwardrobe  #knitting  #knittersofinstagram  #operationsockdrawer  #sustainablefashion  #dyegarden  #mylocaldyeplants 
Results of a birch bark dye bath, the softest pink! And with an iron modifier, a warm grey-purple🙌🏼
Results of a birch bark dye bath, the softest pink! And with an iron modifier, a warm grey-purple🙌🏼
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Happy #FloralHumpDay, peeps!
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Not sure if you've noticed, for a few weeks now, I've been posting with this new little hashtag every Wednesday.
I'd love for you to join me in this project to fill the Instagramasphere with lovely floral inspiration to perk everyone's mid-week up!🌸🌼🌺
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These carnations, sweet williams and marigolds are currently chilling in the freezer, waiting for my next dyeing adventure❄️ Although this week, I'm scheduled for my less creative job most days and I'm putting my dye pots aside for now.
Can't wait till the weekend to try some new ideas I have!
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#melohandmadeswip
▽ Happy #FloralHumpDay , peeps! ・ Not sure if you've noticed, for a few weeks now, I've been posting with this new little hashtag every Wednesday. I'd love for you to join me in this project to fill the Instagramasphere with lovely floral inspiration to perk everyone's mid-week up!🌸🌼🌺 ・ These carnations, sweet williams and marigolds are currently chilling in the freezer, waiting for my next dyeing adventure❄️ Although this week, I'm scheduled for my less creative job most days and I'm putting my dye pots aside for now. Can't wait till the weekend to try some new ideas I have! ・ ・ ・ #melohandmadeswip 
We are so happy to have Jacquie Grace from Beautiful Waste and Create to come to arc Yinnar and present this workshop in May. Please contact us on arcyinnar@speedweb.com.au to book a place. #learnbydoing #arcyinnar #artworkshop #ecoprint #ecoprintonpaper #ecoprintingworkshop #visitvictoria #naturaldyingworkshop #naturaldying #arttherapy #mylocaldyeplants #beautifulwastelandcreate #arcyinnar
Dock and dandelion dyed yarn, straight out of the dyebath. It'll be a slightly different colour after rinsing and drying. It's much more green than the leaves later in the year.
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#naturallydyedyarn #naturaldye #mylocaldyeplants #handdyedyarn #indiedyer #yarnspiration #yarnstagram #instayarn #yarnaddict #knittersofinstagram #crochetersofinstagram #weaversofinstagram #garden #wildplants #localproduce #merinoyarn #etsy
Remember the gorse flowers I dyed with last week? 🌼 These are the colours that the flowers made ✨😳
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Something mysterious happened with the first pot of dye and somehow the colour ended up pink! At the time, I blamed this on my aluminium pan not being clean enough - lavender was the last plant in there - but it was as clean as it normally is when I use it.. The colour is extremely rosy and fresh - it doesn't look like the colour from residue dye or a dirty pot at all 🤔 It's bizarre. But there must have been a reaction in the pot with a trace of old dye.. and this pink developed gradually over night. See my IG story highlights for video clips.
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Right after this happened, I tried some flowers in a stainless steel pot and a caramel yellow colour developed as I'd originally expected. So it really must be something to do with the first dye pot.. Anyway, it's the prettiest pink colour on fabric, I'm just a bit surprised ✨
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The fabric is bamboo silk and linen and it's all been pretreated with soya milk as per my usual methods in my book/eBook.
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The only difference is the dye pot - aluminium vs stainless steel, but there must have been some traces of previous plants in the pan and that's what caused the pink to develop.
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I still have a bag of flowers in the freezer so I'm sure I'll continue to play with gorse in various pots to see what happens. Maybe it was just a one off?! Whatever caused it, it's been quite exciting 😄 Plant dyes never fail to keep me hooked...
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What's been your most surprising encounter with plant dyes?
Remember the gorse flowers I dyed with last week? 🌼 These are the colours that the flowers made ✨😳 . Something mysterious happened with the first pot of dye and somehow the colour ended up pink! At the time, I blamed this on my aluminium pan not being clean enough - lavender was the last plant in there - but it was as clean as it normally is when I use it.. The colour is extremely rosy and fresh - it doesn't look like the colour from residue dye or a dirty pot at all 🤔 It's bizarre. But there must have been a reaction in the pot with a trace of old dye.. and this pink developed gradually over night. See my IG story highlights for video clips. . Right after this happened, I tried some flowers in a stainless steel pot and a caramel yellow colour developed as I'd originally expected. So it really must be something to do with the first dye pot.. Anyway, it's the prettiest pink colour on fabric, I'm just a bit surprised ✨ . The fabric is bamboo silk and linen and it's all been pretreated with soya milk as per my usual methods in my book/eBook. . The only difference is the dye pot - aluminium vs stainless steel, but there must have been some traces of previous plants in the pan and that's what caused the pink to develop. . I still have a bag of flowers in the freezer so I'm sure I'll continue to play with gorse in various pots to see what happens. Maybe it was just a one off?! Whatever caused it, it's been quite exciting 😄 Plant dyes never fail to keep me hooked... . What's been your most surprising encounter with plant dyes?
Jeg liker disse melankolske plantefargene! Typiske høstfarger vil noen si, men jeg vil si de passer perfekt på en regntung vårdag, med takdrypp og skitten snø og humøret sånn litt på snei. Ennu er det langt til vår, langt til hegg i blomstring står... 🍃💚
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Det går langsomt med #damejakkatrudilutt, men det går fremover! Jeg sliter med strikkefastheten - jeg skjønner ikke hvordan det går an å få strikkefasthet 24/10 på pinner 3, jeg strikker løst og får 27. Enda godt at jeg begynte med ermene! Det er et lurt triks. Nå blir det matematikk involvert før jeg kan legge opp til bolen. I morgon, i morgon, men ikke i dag.
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Love these melancholic natural colours! Knitting #damejakkatrudilutt in the #naturaldyekal, hosted by @awoodennest. Slow progress, no hurry. This will eventually be a cardigan/«kofte», with elements from traditional Norwegian knitting patterns. I like it! 💚
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Design by @pinneguri #pinneguridesign #annepålandetstrikker #annesstrikk2018 #hillesvågask #plantefarging #plantefarvning #växtfärgning #botanicaldye #plantdyed #naturaldyes #mylocaldyeplants #minelokaleplantefargeemner #annepålandetfarger #sauenpåhaugen
Jeg liker disse melankolske plantefargene! Typiske høstfarger vil noen si, men jeg vil si de passer perfekt på en regntung vårdag, med takdrypp og skitten snø og humøret sånn litt på snei. Ennu er det langt til vår, langt til hegg i blomstring står... 🍃💚 . Det går langsomt med #damejakkatrudilutt , men det går fremover! Jeg sliter med strikkefastheten - jeg skjønner ikke hvordan det går an å få strikkefasthet 24/10 på pinner 3, jeg strikker løst og får 27. Enda godt at jeg begynte med ermene! Det er et lurt triks. Nå blir det matematikk involvert før jeg kan legge opp til bolen. I morgon, i morgon, men ikke i dag. . Love these melancholic natural colours! Knitting #damejakkatrudilutt  in the #naturaldyekal , hosted by @awoodennest. Slow progress, no hurry. This will eventually be a cardigan/«kofte», with elements from traditional Norwegian knitting patterns. I like it! 💚 . Design by @pinneguri #pinneguridesign  #annepålandetstrikker  #annesstrikk2018  #hillesvågask  #plantefarging  #plantefarvning  #växtfärgning  #botanicaldye  #plantdyed  #naturaldyes  #mylocaldyeplants  #minelokaleplantefargeemner  #annepålandetfarger  #sauenpåhaugen 
Took this photo last year before my first naturally fermented Woad vat with madder and wheat bran 🐦 This year I have lots of woad balls and can't decide how to ferment it. Any suggestions? 🌈🐞🌻🌿
Took this photo last year before my first naturally fermented Woad vat with madder and wheat bran 🐦 This year I have lots of woad balls and can't decide how to ferment it. Any suggestions? 🌈🐞🌻🌿
Questa maglia 100% cotone è bicolore: metà rosa da pigne e metà giallo da solidago. È divertentissimo creare le tinture sfumate, anche se è un po' più complicato. 
Per questo ne ho fatte poche, che troverai in anteprima a @floreka2018  l'ultimo fine settimana di aprile a Gorle (BG). Mi hanno chiesto anche le maglie da uomo: che colori e timbri mi consigli? Il mio barbuto dice sempre "boh" e non è di grande aiuto sull'argomento vestiti 😁
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#colourhappy​ #dyepot #fromnature #naturalfiber #mylocaldyeplants #coloripastello #tintoconlepiante #regalidellanatura #wearthenature #mindfulness #resourceful #rethinkfashion #smallsolace #slowlivinginthecity #slowdownwithstills #colourhunting #inasoftlight #pastelcolours #feliceadesso #slownaturemoments
#indossalanatura​ #floreka #pinebranch #modaetica #creativeinthecountryside #mylocaldyeplants #esercizidilentezza #inmygarden #plants_are_magic #organiccottonclothing
Questa maglia 100% cotone è bicolore: metà rosa da pigne e metà giallo da solidago. È divertentissimo creare le tinture sfumate, anche se è un po' più complicato. Per questo ne ho fatte poche, che troverai in anteprima a @floreka2018 l'ultimo fine settimana di aprile a Gorle (BG). Mi hanno chiesto anche le maglie da uomo: che colori e timbri mi consigli? Il mio barbuto dice sempre "boh" e non è di grande aiuto sull'argomento vestiti 😁 . . #colourhappy ​ #dyepot  #fromnature  #naturalfiber  #mylocaldyeplants  #coloripastello  #tintoconlepiante  #regalidellanatura  #wearthenature  #mindfulness  #resourceful  #rethinkfashion  #smallsolace  #slowlivinginthecity  #slowdownwithstills  #colourhunting  #inasoftlight  #pastelcolours  #feliceadesso  #slownaturemoments  #indossalanatura ​ #floreka  #pinebranch  #modaetica  #creativeinthecountryside  #mylocaldyeplants  #esercizidilentezza  #inmygarden  #plants_are_magic  #organiccottonclothing 
More lemon scented gum bark goodness 🌳✨☀ #ecodye #naturaldye #naturalcolourrevolution
Empire, Espionage, and the Quest for the Color of Desire.❤ Exciting news! I just created a group on Ravelry for @awoolenforest where we can chat a bit more in depth about color and all the woolen things. I'm launching the group with a book club and picked "A Perfect Red" by Amy Butler Greenfield which explores the origins and history of cochineal. #awfbookclub In the 16th century cochineal was one of the world's most precious commodities producing the brightest, strongest red the world had ever seen!

I'm also looking for a couple of moderators to help lead discussions in the different chapter threads. If you're interested please DM me. ❤

The official start date isn't until 4/25 which gives everyone time to get the book and check out the group on Ravelry. We will also have a few themed giveaways to make this extra fun! Show us your book with the hashtag #awfbookclub ❤

Let me know your thoughts! Are you interested in joining??❤❤❤
Empire, Espionage, and the Quest for the Color of Desire.❤ Exciting news! I just created a group on Ravelry for @awoolenforest where we can chat a bit more in depth about color and all the woolen things. I'm launching the group with a book club and picked "A Perfect Red" by Amy Butler Greenfield which explores the origins and history of cochineal. #awfbookclub  In the 16th century cochineal was one of the world's most precious commodities producing the brightest, strongest red the world had ever seen! I'm also looking for a couple of moderators to help lead discussions in the different chapter threads. If you're interested please DM me. ❤ The official start date isn't until 4/25 which gives everyone time to get the book and check out the group on Ravelry. We will also have a few themed giveaways to make this extra fun! Show us your book with the hashtag #awfbookclub  ❤ Let me know your thoughts! Are you interested in joining??❤❤❤
✨💛Such a vibrant yellow from forsythia flowers🌼
✨💛Such a vibrant yellow from forsythia flowers🌼
Adorning naturally dyed clothing is a delightful way to honor, enjoy and be with nature throughout the day.  We are ecstatically happy to introduce "NOMAD BASKETWEAVE COLLECTION" now available in myriad of shades from nature. At LENA, we handpicked most the dye materials from the valleys and mountains of Ladakh. Practicing natural dye process on pashmina has opened up a whole new way of looking at and appreciating textile. 
Model - @jjiiggmmeett_aannggmmoo wearing "NOMAD BASKETWEAVE SCARF, LAC and BEIGE"  #chasingchangra #handcraftedinladakh#lena_ladakhpashmina #naturaldyedpashmina #changrapashmina #ladakhpashmina #handspunpashmina #naturaldyeadventures #sustainabletextile #handmadewardrobe #theartofslowliving #slowtextiles #mylocaldyeplants #inspiredbynature #wearethemakers #naturaldyesofladakh #ecofashion
Adorning naturally dyed clothing is a delightful way to honor, enjoy and be with nature throughout the day. We are ecstatically happy to introduce "NOMAD BASKETWEAVE COLLECTION" now available in myriad of shades from nature. At LENA, we handpicked most the dye materials from the valleys and mountains of Ladakh. Practicing natural dye process on pashmina has opened up a whole new way of looking at and appreciating textile. Model - @jjiiggmmeett_aannggmmoo wearing "NOMAD BASKETWEAVE SCARF, LAC and BEIGE" #chasingchangra  #handcraftedinladakh #lena_ladakhpashmina  #naturaldyedpashmina  #changrapashmina  #ladakhpashmina  #handspunpashmina  #naturaldyeadventures  #sustainabletextile  #handmadewardrobe  #theartofslowliving  #slowtextiles  #mylocaldyeplants  #inspiredbynature  #wearethemakers  #naturaldyesofladakh  #ecofashion 
After my big storm haul yesterday I printed up these silk ribbons as a little trial. Would anybody, florists, wedding stylists, gift wrappers, be interested in buying some of these if I made up some  more??
After my big storm haul yesterday I printed up these silk ribbons as a little trial. Would anybody, florists, wedding stylists, gift wrappers, be interested in buying some of these if I made up some more??
Celebrating Autumn's true arrival with a cauldron of lemon scented gum bark today. Such a pretty colour on silk. 🌳🌳🌳 #ecodye #barkdye #mylocaldyeplants #naturalcolourrevolution
The indigo lake this evening 💙💙💙
The indigo lake this evening 💙💙💙
Happy, cheerful, fun flowers. These are actually Dyer's Chamomile which I use for beautiful creamy yellows. 
More pictures from our morning's collecting in my stories.
#dyerschamomile #mylocaldyeplants #flowersfordyeing #rawmaterial  #colourfromnature #springflowers #chamomile #yellow #spring #sunshine
The good thing about foraging for plants in my own garden is that I can do it in my PJs 🤣 First dock and dandelion leaf dyebath of the year.
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#naturaldye #foraging #locallysourced #dandelion #naturaldyersofinstagram #igdyers #instadye #naturaldyeing #naturallydyed #ecoconscious #plants #mylocaldyeplants #handdyersofinstagram #garden #leaves
Mixed deciduous leaves on cotton. I spent all yesterday morning packing and my reward was spending all yesterday afternoon eco-printing aka making more mess 🙈 Normal moving house behaviour right? I’m so glad I had that break though, now I have some lovely bundles to unwrap amongst all the jobs of today. Tomorrow we sign the lease and begin moving! I hope you are having a lovely weekend 💗
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#inspiredbynature_ #autumnmood #seasonspoetry #ecoprinting #naturaldyeing #plantsaremagic
Mixed deciduous leaves on cotton. I spent all yesterday morning packing and my reward was spending all yesterday afternoon eco-printing aka making more mess 🙈 Normal moving house behaviour right? I’m so glad I had that break though, now I have some lovely bundles to unwrap amongst all the jobs of today. Tomorrow we sign the lease and begin moving! I hope you are having a lovely weekend 💗 🍁 #inspiredbynature_  #autumnmood  #seasonspoetry  #ecoprinting  #naturaldyeing  #plantsaremagic 
We had a fierce but short-lived storm here last night. It shredded the leaves on many of our trees and made a complete mess about town. .
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I went for a drive early this morning to see what fallen leaves I could find. As you can see I came home with quite a bounty! .
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It just so happens, after three years of natural dyeing and watching and waiting, my favourite tree finally lost a branch. Poor tree but yay me! .
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@rebeccadesnos is my bunch bigger than yours? 😉😆
We had a fierce but short-lived storm here last night. It shredded the leaves on many of our trees and made a complete mess about town. . . I went for a drive early this morning to see what fallen leaves I could find. As you can see I came home with quite a bounty! . . It just so happens, after three years of natural dyeing and watching and waiting, my favourite tree finally lost a branch. Poor tree but yay me! . . @rebeccadesnos is my bunch bigger than yours? 😉😆
New eco-printing workshop! Saturday 26th May @arcyinnar in the beautiful Strzlecki ranges in Victoria. Spaces are limited. See our website for more details 🌿 #ecoprint #ecoprinting #ecoprintingonpaper #ecoprintingworkshop #visitvictoria #strzleckiranges #arcyinnar #regionalvictoria #arttherapy #naturaldyeingworkshop #naturaldyeing #bundledyeing #naturetherapy #natureinspired #mylocaldyeplants #natureinspired #botanicallife #plantdye #beautifulwastelandcreate #beautifulwasteland
New eco-printing workshop! Saturday 26th May @arcyinnar in the beautiful Strzlecki ranges in Victoria. Spaces are limited. See our website for more details 🌿 #ecoprint  #ecoprinting  #ecoprintingonpaper  #ecoprintingworkshop  #visitvictoria  #strzleckiranges  #arcyinnar  #regionalvictoria  #arttherapy  #naturaldyeingworkshop  #naturaldyeing  #bundledyeing  #naturetherapy  #natureinspired  #mylocaldyeplants  #natureinspired  #botanicallife  #plantdye  #beautifulwastelandcreate  #beautifulwasteland 
Gotta love a billy button. I reckon this native Aussie can cheer up anyone’s day. 💛 #Leafprint #MyLocalDyePlants #Handcrafted #Slowfashion  #AroundTheWorldin80dyes
SHOP UPDATE: Handspun reclaimed sari yarn, superfine British Merino lambswool and merino. I've had a busy couple of weeks dyeing these ones. 
The purple is Logwood which takes at least 10days to make. I have more purple sari silk and yarn which will be ready next weekend. 
The green brown and grey skeins are made with alder cones which I foraged from nearby trees. I'll have more of these skeins available soon. I have a new base - cashmere, alpaca and merino 4 ply - which I am very excited about 😝
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#knittersofinstagram #crochetersofinstagram #weaversofinstagram #igcrocheters #igknitters #knittersofig #weaversofig #naturallydyedyarn #handdyedyarn #mylocaldyeplants #aldercone #logwood #yarnaddict #yarngasm #lukh #yarnspiration #etsy #etsylove #uketsy
SHOP UPDATE: Handspun reclaimed sari yarn, superfine British Merino lambswool and merino. I've had a busy couple of weeks dyeing these ones. The purple is Logwood which takes at least 10days to make. I have more purple sari silk and yarn which will be ready next weekend. The green brown and grey skeins are made with alder cones which I foraged from nearby trees. I'll have more of these skeins available soon. I have a new base - cashmere, alpaca and merino 4 ply - which I am very excited about 😝 . . . #knittersofinstagram  #crochetersofinstagram  #weaversofinstagram  #igcrocheters  #igknitters  #knittersofig  #weaversofig  #naturallydyedyarn  #handdyedyarn  #mylocaldyeplants  #aldercone  #logwood  #yarnaddict  #yarngasm  #lukh  #yarnspiration  #etsy  #etsylove  #uketsy 
Because we can’t get enough of it, right?! Here again the brown dress together with the dark brown or better yet black horse. •
First I made the dress out of a 100% cotton fabric, which was prewashed but not mordanted. The first dye pot was an eucalyptus leaves bath. Eucalyptus leaves need at least an hour over heat to let go of their colour. I’ve let the dress stand in the dye for over a day (heat was only a few hours, after that everything cooled down)
Then I used shibori techniques to make a pattern  before I had the dress in a strong iron water for several minutes. 
The colour at that point was a dark blue grey. But I wanted a warm colour so I put it back into the same eucalyptus dye pot I used for the first bath. 
A full day later I took it out, rinsed it and here we are, a beautiful dark brown colour that will last. 
This is most definitely one of my favorite colours, what about you? What colour is your favorite to dye??
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#colorcolourlovers 
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Because we can’t get enough of it, right?! Here again the brown dress together with the dark brown or better yet black horse. • First I made the dress out of a 100% cotton fabric, which was prewashed but not mordanted. The first dye pot was an eucalyptus leaves bath. Eucalyptus leaves need at least an hour over heat to let go of their colour. I’ve let the dress stand in the dye for over a day (heat was only a few hours, after that everything cooled down) Then I used shibori techniques to make a pattern before I had the dress in a strong iron water for several minutes. The colour at that point was a dark blue grey. But I wanted a warm colour so I put it back into the same eucalyptus dye pot I used for the first bath. A full day later I took it out, rinsed it and here we are, a beautiful dark brown colour that will last. This is most definitely one of my favorite colours, what about you? What colour is your favorite to dye?? 🌿 • #colorcolourlovers  #plantdye  #botanicallybased  #cotton 
Wrapped in silk & flora 🌿🍃 🌾#Leafprint #MyLocalDyePlants #Handcrafted #Slowfashion  #AroundTheWorldin80dyes
More alder cone dyeing. This is on super fine merino lambswool, spun in the UK. I've called this one Green Earth. It makes me think of the ground just before the spring plants start to come through. There are 2 skeins which will be available this weekend - I'm hoping for some sunshine tomorrow so I can take better photos.
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#naturallydyedyarn #naturaldye #plantdye #aldercone #mylocaldyeplants #knittersofinstagram #crochetersofinstagram #weaversofinstagram #instaknit #knitstagram #instacrochet #igknitting #knittersofig #crochet #yarn #yarnaddict #handdyedyarn #indiedyer #yarnspiration #sockyarn #knitting #crochet #etsy #buyhandmade
More alder cone dyeing. This is on super fine merino lambswool, spun in the UK. I've called this one Green Earth. It makes me think of the ground just before the spring plants start to come through. There are 2 skeins which will be available this weekend - I'm hoping for some sunshine tomorrow so I can take better photos. . . . #naturallydyedyarn  #naturaldye  #plantdye  #aldercone  #mylocaldyeplants  #knittersofinstagram  #crochetersofinstagram  #weaversofinstagram  #instaknit  #knitstagram  #instacrochet  #igknitting  #knittersofig  #crochet  #yarn  #yarnaddict  #handdyedyarn  #indiedyer  #yarnspiration  #sockyarn  #knitting  #crochet  #etsy  #buyhandmade 
Here's the scarf after 2 dips in alder cone dye. It's soaking in aluminium sulphate now. I'm still thinking about what to use next 😊
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#naturallydyedcotton #naturallydyed #naturaldye #naturaldyersofinstagram #igdyers #handdyed #aldercone #forage #locallysourced #ecofashion #upcycled #ecoconcious #natural #coloursofnature #mylocaldyeplants
Little silk, cotton and wool samples plus a few doilies thrown in for good measure. Colours from Red Onion, Onion, Rosemary, Lavender and Dandelion. Slow creation ...
Little silk, cotton and wool samples plus a few doilies thrown in for good measure. Colours from Red Onion, Onion, Rosemary, Lavender and Dandelion. Slow creation ...
Gift bags. More gift bags. Much much more on the way... I have used all my dyeing plants I had. I have no idea what I will use for the other part of  bags.. But I am happy I can dye! 
#naturaldyeing #ecoprinting #mylocaldyeplants #botanical #craftastherapy #supportsmallbusiness #flatlayoftheday #naturegifts #mothernature #giftbags #linen #livingcolour #allthingbotanical #inspiredbynature #makerslife #smallthingsinlife
Three dresses. Ingredients: Australia ❤️ #Leafprint #MyLocalDyePlants #Handcrafted #Slowfashion  #AroundTheWorldin80dyes
Pretty pinks in our birch bark dye pot! 🌸
Pretty pinks in our birch bark dye pot! 🌸
It's been a long winter. Good thing I stockpiled natural dye materials in the freezer (+ maybe hoarded more in my mom's freezer, too)! This Queen Anne's Lace yields a pretty pastel pear color. Want to see the process? bit.ly/pidgenaturaldye⠀
It's been a long winter. Good thing I stockpiled natural dye materials in the freezer (+ maybe hoarded more in my mom's freezer, too)! This Queen Anne's Lace yields a pretty pastel pear color. Want to see the process? bit.ly/pidgenaturaldye⠀
This is the Dyers chamomile I planted last year from a bought plant. It's seems very happy. I used the heads in bundles last year but I'm hoping they will be enough to extract some dye this summer.
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#thingstocome #dyerschamomile #anthemistinctoria #dyegarden #igrewmydye #plantdye #mylocaldyeplants #naturaldye#inthegarden #gardening
So in love with this flowering plum. Swipe to see how petals grace the landscape. So I tried an eco print with petals using a copper blanket. Not bad. #mylocaldyeplants #floweringplum #springtree #fabricdyeing #naturaldye #surfacedesign
Mia nonna diceva "April no svistìs, macc' adacc' adacc' " cioè ad aprile non scoprirti, a maggio adagio adagio. Io invece appena vedo un raggio di sole vorrei subito dimenticare giubbini e felpe, e svolazzare con canottiere e sandaletti 😎 forse è il caso di tenere almeno un foularino 😊 questo è in seta bicolore tinto con cavolo e felce. Tu li ascolti i consigli della nonna??
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​#plantdye​ ​#botanicalcolors​ #silkclothing #plantdye​ #ferns #felci ​#pastelcolours #feliceadesso #slownaturemoments
#indossalanatura​ #puraseta​ ​#setapura​ ​ ​#colourhappy​ #dyepot #fromnature #naturalfiber #mylocaldyeplants #ilpaesedeiracconti #coloripastello #tintoconlepiante #regalidellanatura #wearthenature  #mindfulness #resourceful #rethinkfashion #smallsolace #slowlivinginthecity #slowdownwithstills #colourhunting #inasoftlight
Mia nonna diceva "April no svistìs, macc' adacc' adacc' " cioè ad aprile non scoprirti, a maggio adagio adagio. Io invece appena vedo un raggio di sole vorrei subito dimenticare giubbini e felpe, e svolazzare con canottiere e sandaletti 😎 forse è il caso di tenere almeno un foularino 😊 questo è in seta bicolore tinto con cavolo e felce. Tu li ascolti i consigli della nonna?? . . ​#plantdye ​ ​#botanicalcolors ​ #silkclothing  #plantdye ​ #ferns  #felci  ​#pastelcolours  #feliceadesso  #slownaturemoments  #indossalanatura ​ #puraseta ​ ​#setapura ​ ​ ​#colourhappy ​ #dyepot  #fromnature  #naturalfiber  #mylocaldyeplants  #ilpaesedeiracconti  #coloripastello  #tintoconlepiante  #regalidellanatura  #wearthenature  #mindfulness  #resourceful  #rethinkfashion  #smallsolace  #slowlivinginthecity  #slowdownwithstills  #colourhunting  #inasoftlight 
When you have a snake for a scarf why not use your scarf as a skirt? 🙈 Fun times on @moanabarroso shoot 🐍 #Leafprint #MyLocalDyePlants #Handcrafted #Slowfashion  #AroundTheWorldin80dyes
Yet more experiments... this time with red onion, magic potion, bicarbonate, ash, very very old wine and oak gall on silk and cotton ... interesting results!!!
Yet more experiments... this time with red onion, magic potion, bicarbonate, ash, very very old wine and oak gall on silk and cotton ... interesting results!!!
Unfurling 🌿
Unfurling 🌿
I'm playing with plant based mordants. There are 2 small alder trees up the road. I missed picking up the cones when they first fell so I grabbed a bag full last week when I was walking Bryan. They still have loads of colour in - I thought maybe because they had been on the ground for 6 months they wouldn't be as strong.

I soaked them for two days in rainwater, then I simmered them for about 45 minutes this morning, added more rainwater to cool the dye bath and put a cotton scarf in. I've left the cones in there too.

Alder cones have a lot of tannin in, so as well as providing a gorgeous mustard yellow base they will act as a mordant.
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#naturaldye #naturallydyed #naturallydyedcotton #upcycledclothes #aldercone #mordant #tannin #naturaldyersofinstagram #indiedyer #ecodye #ecodyeing #dyersofinstagram #plantdye #ecofashion #recycle #mylocaldyeplants
I'm playing with plant based mordants. There are 2 small alder trees up the road. I missed picking up the cones when they first fell so I grabbed a bag full last week when I was walking Bryan. They still have loads of colour in - I thought maybe because they had been on the ground for 6 months they wouldn't be as strong. I soaked them for two days in rainwater, then I simmered them for about 45 minutes this morning, added more rainwater to cool the dye bath and put a cotton scarf in. I've left the cones in there too. Alder cones have a lot of tannin in, so as well as providing a gorgeous mustard yellow base they will act as a mordant. . . . #naturaldye  #naturallydyed  #naturallydyedcotton  #upcycledclothes  #aldercone  #mordant  #tannin  #naturaldyersofinstagram  #indiedyer  #ecodye  #ecodyeing  #dyersofinstagram  #plantdye  #ecofashion  #recycle  #mylocaldyeplants 
I’ve woven this around life, with life around me. Children walking past, needing me, wanting me, calling me, cuddling me, sitting on me, asking me, telling me....
A studio would be ever so lovely, and maybe one day I’ll have one. But the truth is my work is part of my life, part of my family, part of each day.
I like the idea that my children are growing up being part of this. Knowing things are possible, but that they take work - sometimes hard hard work. That ‘art’ doesn’t have to be made somewhere else, that it can be made at a kitchen table, on the family verandah, with our hands and our minds and our hearts, and little else.
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Though a little more quiet every so often would be nice. But how can one talk (weave) about life without living it! 
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I’ve woven this around life, with life around me. Children walking past, needing me, wanting me, calling me, cuddling me, sitting on me, asking me, telling me.... A studio would be ever so lovely, and maybe one day I’ll have one. But the truth is my work is part of my life, part of my family, part of each day. I like the idea that my children are growing up being part of this. Knowing things are possible, but that they take work - sometimes hard hard work. That ‘art’ doesn’t have to be made somewhere else, that it can be made at a kitchen table, on the family verandah, with our hands and our minds and our hearts, and little else. . . . Though a little more quiet every so often would be nice. But how can one talk (weave) about life without living it! #elliebeckweave 
Nature’s hidden hues captured in silk 🍃 #Leafprint #MyLocalDyePlants #Handcrafted #Slowfashion  #AroundTheWorldin80dyes
The start of a dye garden...
What’s in yours?
The start of a dye garden... What’s in yours?
Oggi ho preparato una golosità leggerissima con l'essiccatore: le chips di zucchine speziate. Trovi la ricetta nel blog al link del profilo, se le provi mi dici come sono venute? 🌿🌲
Le sciarpine e le stole di mussola sono in negozio, tinte con, da sinistra a destra: cipolla di Tropea, avocado siciliano, fagioli neri.
PS. oggi e domani sono con @locreacri e @gea_bracciali alla Festa di Primavera al bosco delle Querce di Seveso (MB), tutte le info nell'archivio delle stories 🙂 Trovi le anteprime - non ancora in negozio - delle magliette e dei grembiuli stampati a mano!
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#myhappypopsofcolor #creativeinthecountryside #happycolors #calmversation #minimalrustic #springcolour  #beautyinsimplicity #tinytinymoments #botanicaldreamers #indossalanatura #muslincotton #cotone #dyepot #fromnature #slowtextiles #naturalfiber
#mylocaldyeplants #esercizidilentezza #inmygarden #ingiardino #nelbosco #pigne #felci #ferns #pinecones #intothewoods #intotheforest #coloripastello #iskogen #muslinwrap
Oggi ho preparato una golosità leggerissima con l'essiccatore: le chips di zucchine speziate. Trovi la ricetta nel blog al link del profilo, se le provi mi dici come sono venute? 🌿🌲 Le sciarpine e le stole di mussola sono in negozio, tinte con, da sinistra a destra: cipolla di Tropea, avocado siciliano, fagioli neri. PS. oggi e domani sono con @locreacri e @gea_bracciali alla Festa di Primavera al bosco delle Querce di Seveso (MB), tutte le info nell'archivio delle stories 🙂 Trovi le anteprime - non ancora in negozio - delle magliette e dei grembiuli stampati a mano! . . #myhappypopsofcolor  #creativeinthecountryside  #happycolors  #calmversation  #minimalrustic  #springcolour  #beautyinsimplicity  #tinytinymoments  #botanicaldreamers  #indossalanatura  #muslincotton  #cotone  #dyepot  #fromnature  #slowtextiles  #naturalfiber  #mylocaldyeplants  #esercizidilentezza  #inmygarden  #ingiardino  #nelbosco  #pigne  #felci  #ferns  #pinecones  #intothewoods  #intotheforest  #coloripastello  #iskogen  #muslinwrap 
I’m going to save the rest of my bundles for the morning, but I couldn’t resist opening up this little onesie. It didn’t print well the first time (see the pale blue prints?) so I scoured it and tried again and now I love it! Scouring is such an important step for cotton, if you aren’t getting good results that might be something to think about!
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#gumnutbaby #gumnutbabies #maygibbs #eucalyptusleaves
I’m going to save the rest of my bundles for the morning, but I couldn’t resist opening up this little onesie. It didn’t print well the first time (see the pale blue prints?) so I scoured it and tried again and now I love it! Scouring is such an important step for cotton, if you aren’t getting good results that might be something to think about! 💗🌿 #gumnutbaby  #gumnutbabies  #maygibbs  #eucalyptusleaves 
You’ll find a few new favourite things at our @artscentremelbourne stall tomorrow. It’s time to cosy up for the cool months and we have you wrapped up in leaves no time 🌿 #scarves #merinowool #silk #wrapyourselfinnature #wearableart #autumn #autumnwardrobe #seasonalliving #sustainablefashion #ecofashion #handdyed #plantdye #natureinspired #mylocaldyeplants #ecoprint #ecoprinting #whatsoninmelbourne #melbourneartist #melbournemade #melbourne #ecodye
You’ll find a few new favourite things at our @artscentremelbourne stall tomorrow. It’s time to cosy up for the cool months and we have you wrapped up in leaves no time 🌿 #scarves  #merinowool  #silk  #wrapyourselfinnature  #wearableart  #autumn  #autumnwardrobe  #seasonalliving  #sustainablefashion  #ecofashion  #handdyed  #plantdye  #natureinspired  #mylocaldyeplants  #ecoprint  #ecoprinting  #whatsoninmelbourne  #melbourneartist  #melbournemade  #melbourne  #ecodye 
Today has been a sewing day (finishing a commission for my dad), so just twenty minutes in the garden. I made a start and weeded half of the long bed where I grow salads including rocket, mustard leaf and sorrel. The sorrel self seeds so as I weed I save the seedlings in small pots. Some I will keep and others I will pass on. Sorrel is a good dye plant too and makes wonderful leaf prints. 
The long bed is a raised bed and was made about ten years ago using oak sleepers. The front top sleeper has shifted over the past few years and bulges, our remedial repairs seem to be failing so we think perhaps this year we need to reconstruct it or perhaps replace one section.  Another job to add to the list!
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#the100dayproject #projectgarden #100daysofgardening  #inthegarden #salads #growyourown #redveinedsorrel  #sorrel  #igrewmydye #dyegarden #mylocaldyeplants #dyeplant #homegrown #springinthegarden
Today has been a sewing day (finishing a commission for my dad), so just twenty minutes in the garden. I made a start and weeded half of the long bed where I grow salads including rocket, mustard leaf and sorrel. The sorrel self seeds so as I weed I save the seedlings in small pots. Some I will keep and others I will pass on. Sorrel is a good dye plant too and makes wonderful leaf prints. The long bed is a raised bed and was made about ten years ago using oak sleepers. The front top sleeper has shifted over the past few years and bulges, our remedial repairs seem to be failing so we think perhaps this year we need to reconstruct it or perhaps replace one section. Another job to add to the list! * * #the100dayproject  #projectgarden  #100daysofgardening  #inthegarden  #salads  #growyourown  #redveinedsorrel  #sorrel  #igrewmydye  #dyegarden  #mylocaldyeplants  #dyeplant  #homegrown  #springinthegarden 
♻️Nashville: Are you a farm/restaurant/cafe, flower shop or grocery store that would like your seconds & left over food to not go to waste? 🌿I would LOVE to get in touch about collecting items before you trash them to use to for dye and then compost them appropriately afterwards. 〰️ Email or DM 〰️ & pass the word on, friends! | Red Onion Skins from @greendoorgourmet showing off today 😍✨
♻️Nashville: Are you a farm/restaurant/cafe, flower shop or grocery store that would like your seconds & left over food to not go to waste? 🌿I would LOVE to get in touch about collecting items before you trash them to use to for dye and then compost them appropriately afterwards. 〰️ Email or DM 〰️ & pass the word on, friends! | Red Onion Skins from @greendoorgourmet showing off today 😍✨
Walnut is one of those dyeing gifts of nature.  It is a “substantive” dye, which means that it naturally contains the tannins which bind its color to the wool.  For the natural dyer, it means that you don’t have to mordant your wool for the dye to take to it.  You can mordant your wool to give it a richer tone – but you don’t have to.
We started collecting the walnut hulls around mid September from Dhomkhar village in western Ladakh where it grows in abundance. After the walnuts fall to the ground, the green husk becomes bruised and starts rotting. It turns to a yellow then brown, and has a very distinct smell. This mushy rotting husk can stain just about anything with its brown tint. Harvesting and hulling (removing of husk) are relatively easy processes. Just allow any husks that are still green to sit for a few days. Once yellow, or starting to turn black, they should peel right off. You want to hull when they are in the spongy stage; if the husks are allowed to dry out, the process will be much more difficult. 
Meanwhile in the picture is our friend Makia from Japan learning and enjoying the walnut dyeing process. We just love the rich brown shade our pashmina yarns have taken very true to life. Definitely!! You can use the same dye bath for the lighter shades of brown. Walnut also mixes well with other dyes to produce a wider range of colors. ......................................................................... "Walnut dyed pashmina scarves will be up in store soon" #lena_ladakhpashmina #naturaldyedpashmina #chasingchangra#walnutdyedpashmina#changrapashmina #ladakhpashmina #handspunpashmina #naturaldyeadventures #sustainabletextile #handmadewardrobe #theartofslowliving #slowtextile #plantdye #mylocaldyeplants #inspiredbynature #wearethemakers #naturaldyesofladakh #ecofashion#slowart#handcrafted
Walnut is one of those dyeing gifts of nature.  It is a “substantive” dye, which means that it naturally contains the tannins which bind its color to the wool.  For the natural dyer, it means that you don’t have to mordant your wool for the dye to take to it.  You can mordant your wool to give it a richer tone – but you don’t have to. We started collecting the walnut hulls around mid September from Dhomkhar village in western Ladakh where it grows in abundance. After the walnuts fall to the ground, the green husk becomes bruised and starts rotting. It turns to a yellow then brown, and has a very distinct smell. This mushy rotting husk can stain just about anything with its brown tint. Harvesting and hulling (removing of husk) are relatively easy processes. Just allow any husks that are still green to sit for a few days. Once yellow, or starting to turn black, they should peel right off. You want to hull when they are in the spongy stage; if the husks are allowed to dry out, the process will be much more difficult. Meanwhile in the picture is our friend Makia from Japan learning and enjoying the walnut dyeing process. We just love the rich brown shade our pashmina yarns have taken very true to life. Definitely!! You can use the same dye bath for the lighter shades of brown. Walnut also mixes well with other dyes to produce a wider range of colors. ......................................................................... "Walnut dyed pashmina scarves will be up in store soon" #lena_ladakhpashmina  #naturaldyedpashmina  #chasingchangra #walnutdyedpashmina #changrapashmina  #ladakhpashmina  #handspunpashmina  #naturaldyeadventures  #sustainabletextile  #handmadewardrobe  #theartofslowliving  #slowtextile  #plantdye  #mylocaldyeplants  #inspiredbynature  #wearethemakers  #naturaldyesofladakh  #ecofashion #slowart #handcrafted 
Blümchen zum Färben meiner Stoffe. Primeln und Veilchen. Jetzt sind sie mal im Tiefkühler gelandet, bis ich genug davon hab. Dann müssen die Stoffe vorbereitet werden. Ich war heute bei @biostoffe.at und hab mich gefreut wie ein kleines Kind, denn sie haben es dort soo schön! (Wie man in den Stories sieht 😊)
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Mitgenommen hab ich dann Bezugstoffe in Weiß und Natur, zum Färben, und einen Doubleface in Rosa/schwarz. Mal sehen was daraus wird. Eine Idee hab ich ja schon...
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#frühling #blümchen #primeln #veilchen #bundledyeing #experiment #naturaldye #mylocaldyeplants #bio #organic #heuteinmeinerküche
Blümchen zum Färben meiner Stoffe. Primeln und Veilchen. Jetzt sind sie mal im Tiefkühler gelandet, bis ich genug davon hab. Dann müssen die Stoffe vorbereitet werden. Ich war heute bei @biostoffe.at und hab mich gefreut wie ein kleines Kind, denn sie haben es dort soo schön! (Wie man in den Stories sieht 😊) 🌸 Mitgenommen hab ich dann Bezugstoffe in Weiß und Natur, zum Färben, und einen Doubleface in Rosa/schwarz. Mal sehen was daraus wird. Eine Idee hab ich ja schon... 💖 . . . #frühling  #blümchen  #primeln  #veilchen  #bundledyeing  #experiment  #naturaldye  #mylocaldyeplants  #bio  #organic  #heuteinmeinerküche 
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This marigold dye concentrate is what I got from my dye pot yesterday🌼
It sounds fancy, but really, it's just dye made with as little water as possible (read: enough so I don't burn my pot🙈😅).
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It is now labelled and sitting in the fridge till my materials are ready for their golden bath✨🛁
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I'm also trying to keep better records of my dyeing processes, especially documenting recipes for my dyes (hence the label)🏷 I confess there have been too many times I've looked at a bottle of dye in the fridge and failed to recalled how it was made🙊
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Maybe, one day I'll be passing on dye recipes to my grandchildren instead of food recipes!📕 Because those who know me know that I don't follow recipes when I cook👩🏻‍🍳😂
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マリゴールドエキス🌼
花弁を3時間の弱火で抽出した濃縮液💛
これで太陽のような羊毛フェルトを染める🌞
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#melohandmadeswip
#slowtextiles
▽ Liquid gold💛 ・ This marigold dye concentrate is what I got from my dye pot yesterday🌼 It sounds fancy, but really, it's just dye made with as little water as possible (read: enough so I don't burn my pot🙈😅). ・ It is now labelled and sitting in the fridge till my materials are ready for their golden bath✨🛁 ・ I'm also trying to keep better records of my dyeing processes, especially documenting recipes for my dyes (hence the label)🏷 I confess there have been too many times I've looked at a bottle of dye in the fridge and failed to recalled how it was made🙊 ・ Maybe, one day I'll be passing on dye recipes to my grandchildren instead of food recipes!📕 Because those who know me know that I don't follow recipes when I cook👩🏻‍🍳😂 ・ マリゴールドエキス🌼 花弁を3時間の弱火で抽出した濃縮液💛 これで太陽のような羊毛フェルトを染める🌞 ・ ・ ・ #melohandmadeswip  #slowtextiles