About 2 months ago I had the opportunity to do some dyeing with black walnut hulls. My friend Sophie was able to pick up a few sackfuls of hulls so I could give it a go. Naturally she dyed some stuff too!
Wow. Just WOW! I am so thrilled to have been interviewed for new online magazine Winkelen for their second issue, out today. I’ve never really seen an online magazine before (does that make me old? un-tech saavy?) but when Winkelen got in touch I was really blown away with how great it looked, the articles […]
I’ve been thinking a lot lately about the time it takes for a product to be created from its raw state, whatever that may be.
9 days in to the new year I finally get around to starting a new vat. For quite some time I’ve been wanting to try my hand at a truly natural vat, so today I started a fructose lime vat. Often also called a 1-2-3 vat, which is confusing because a ferrous sulphate (iron) vat […]
Remember the wonderful collaboration I did with Gemma Patford recently? Well we extended our little collaboration to another 10 or so vessels which are for sale exclusively at Hermon & Hermon right now, alongside the stunning work of Shibori master Aboubaker Fofana. In addition to being stocked at such a lovely shop, we also got […]
I know I’ve been quiet on the blog front for the past month or so, but a LOT has been happening on the personal front so I’ve not had much good dye stuff to talk about. I have worked on a few projects, I’ve worked up a new design which has become a fast favourite, […]
I’ve never talked about my views on sustainability and consumption on my blog, which are both very close to my heart in different ways, and also inform my decisions in my business and in my personal life. So I’m going to talk about them a little bit now. These days the impact that I have […]
For months now I’ve been dyeing (geddit??) to get my hands on some of Gemma Patford’s rope baskets. From the first moment I saw them I’ve been wanting to turn them blue, and finally she said “yes!” I’m quite sure I emitted a very girly squeal of joy when she did. I’m a bit of a […]
I was able to make a quick visit to Ceres yesterday thanks to a trip to the doctor (shoulder problem!) which is nearby and was delighted to find they had a few Australian Indigo plants in their nursery. I picked up the 3 strongest looking plants and have chosen a place in my front yard […]
Ok I admit it. I have a bit of a thing for hand dyed yarn. It’s a hobby I picked up about a year ago and have explored quite extensively with acid dyes. I started dyeing yarn because I wanted great coloured yarn for all the knits I make for my son. He wears a […]