Tuesday, 13 December 2016

Plant dyes calendar for 2017

Fran Rushworth, author of the popular Dye Plant Gardening articles for YarnMaker has published a calendar for 2017 Plant Dyes for All Season. Full of beautiful photos and starting with the message that "you don't have to spend a lot of money or have a big garden to enjoy these plant dye projects" this calendar encourages everyone to have a go.

Fun projects include solar dyeing, leaf prints on cloth, and dyeing your fibre and yarns using plants that are easily found or grown. There's plenty of space to write on the calendar so it could be used as a record of your gardening / foraging and dyeing days (eg when you planted the seeds) or for planning ahead.

For more info about the calendar - and Fran's own adventurers with natural dyes - see her blog, Wooltribulations.


Janet McKee said...

Dear Dot - So sad to read about the closure of your excellent magazine. I'm trying to think of the quote about seasons for everything. Janet

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