Natural dyes articles

Dec
4
2019
Eloise Sentito

“If you’re not living on the edge, you’re taking up too much room”

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With the end of 2019 drawing near, nomadic handweaver Eloïse Sentito reflects on a year of significant change, living on the edge while spinning, dyeing and weaving her way from Brittany to Devon.
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Mar
20
2018
Teresinha Roberts

How to grow your own woad: from seed to harvest

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A natural dye you can harvest from the garden, textile artist Teresinha Roberts of Wild Colours explains how to grow your very own ‘indigo’ woad plant. Read more …

Jan
21
2018
Teresinha Roberts

Meet madder, woad & weld: traditional dye plants of Europe

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In this post, textile artist Teresinha Roberts of Wild Colours tells us all about the top three European dye plants for use in natural dyeing: madder, woad and weld. Read more …

Jan
16
2018
Sue Blacker

The Wool Journey Part 6: grading, sorting and storing of fleeces following shearing

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In the sixth installment of The Wool Journey by Sue Blacker of The Natural Fibre Company and Blacker Yarns, she outlines the crucial steps of grading, sorting and storing of fleeces following shearing. Read more …

Nov
19
2017
Sophie Paterson

Join our new online community Living Low Impact

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We’re excited to introduce our new Facebook group Living Low Impact – and you’re invited! Read more …

Sep
28
2017
Sue Blacker

The Wool Journey Part 4: wool attributes amongst breeds, natural colour and health

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In The Wool Journey Part 4, Sonja Bargielowska of Blacker Yarns at The Natural Fibre Company considers wool attributes amongst breeds, natural colour and the importance of a healthy flock. Read more …

Sep
19
2017
Sue Blacker

The Wool Journey Part 2: wool attributes – thickness

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In the second installment of The Wool Journey guest blog posts from Sue Blacker and colleagues at The Natural Fibre Company, we learn about a key attribute: thickness. Read more …

Mar
12
2017
Jan Zalud

What we’re losing: the joy and satisfaction of crafting things by hand

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The video below shows various stages of the production and finish of a 1-metre tall puppet by Jan Zalud. Jan makes all sorts of things – crafted by hand from wood. Read more …

Sep
12
2016
Liz Gaffney Whaite

Imprint dyeing – a beautiful new way of dyeing textiles using plants

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This is a beautiful and interesting way of dyeing cloth by imprinting plant material. Getting a precise imprint on cloth or paper is not new – take for instance the Turin Shroud. Read more …

Jul
3
2016
Jessica Smulders-Cohen

How can we get our clothes from sustainable and non-corporate sources?

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This is an interview with Jessica Smulders-Cohen of Greater London Fibreshed, who are trying to build a network of small-scale clothes manufacturers using natural materials produced in the UK. Read more …

Jun
17
2015
Hilary Chester-Master

Support the art of blockprinting fabrics – watch this fantastic video of how it’s done and we’re sure you’ll want to

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This hand block printed bed and table linen is made from organically grown cotton, certified by IMO, sourced by Hilary in India and printed at a small workshop in Rajasthan Read more …

Apr
26
2013
Dave Darby

Craft skills are too important to lose

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How many people do you know these days whose work involves traditional craft skills? For every craftsperson in the UK, there must be a couple of thousand working in telesales. Read more …

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