Natural Dyes

One of my favourite parts in my fibre journey has been learning about natural dyes and the process of using them on wool. As someone who is attracted to bright colours, I am always searching for new recipes and plants to grow to add to my colour possibilities.

I have added a large section of dye plants into our vegetable garden and enjoy the challenge of trying to grow new and different plants. The dye garden also makes an ideal place for pollinators, so I make sure to always leave some flowers for them when I am harvesting.

The kids and I also forage for dye material in the wild and take pleasure in peaceful walks together, followed by seeing what colours we can achieve with our finds.

I am continually amazed by the beautiful colours that can be produced from the world around us.