Did you know that textiles dyed with plant dyes can be good for you?As a part of my personal search for a healthier lifestyle, I am on an ongoing quest to learn more about natural plant dyes, their uses and how to achieve the range of colours that plant dyes can produce. In this age… Continue reading Plant Dyes and Your Health
Flame of the Forest Natural Plant DyeButea monospermafor 100 grams of fibre20 grams Flame of the Forest Dye Powder
We planted an espalier apple tree 2 years ago when we moved to our new property. This year we had our first successful apple crop.
A Raanu rug was traditionally a flat weave weft faced handwoven wall hanging that was sometimes also used as a bed covering. The warp is made of cotton rug yarn or sometimes linen yarn, and the weft is woven of multicoloured fine wool yarns, often a single ply. The weave structure is a repp weave… Continue reading Raanu
My studio is filled with weaving looms of many sizes ranging from large floor looms, to 4 shaft table looms, band looms and inkle looms. If you are a weaver, you will have noticed that during weaving, dust bunnies collect under the loom. In the past, I haven’t been too concerned about this except to… Continue reading Hazards of Loom Dust
The frosts are coming so it was time to cut back all of my Woad and Japanese Indigo plants. I harvested about 800 grams of fresh leaves from about 10 woad plants and about 250 grams of fresh leaves from the Japanese Indigo plants.