I love the historic nature of natural dyeing, ancient traditions that are still relevant today. I also love the fact that some of the plants have other connections and meanings, both within medicine and other traditional customs. Extending my interest further I have become more and more interested in starting a dye garden of my own, with a selection of plants that can be used to dye yarns and fibres.
A mention of twitter sometime ago allowed me to make a connection with @
- Indigofera Heterantha
- Alcea Rosea
- Persicaria Tinctoria
- Baptisia Tinctoria
I have re-potted the indigo plant…
And I have some seedlings growing from the seeds that I was sent…
I will continue to show the development of my dye garden over the duration of this module here.