From seeds to blue, in the Covid year of 2021, I grew Japanese Indigo in Scotland

Ashley Walker from Nature’s Rainbow says in his blog that “Japanese Indigo, Persicaria tinctoria or Polygonum tinctoria is a frost tender member of the knotweed family. Originally from China and Vietnam it likes to grow in warm moist climates,… ” and for that reason and others I always had in mind it would not grow in Scotland. After practisingContinue reading “From seeds to blue, in the Covid year of 2021, I grew Japanese Indigo in Scotland”

Kits for an easy make

Creativity can take many forms but sometimes you lack confidence and need a little help to get started. If you want my helping hand along the way but cant make it to a workshop then one of my kits will help you to start your journey into Indigo or Eco Printing. My kits come withContinue reading “Kits for an easy make”

I AM 60 … MEET ME ON ZOOM !

To find out about my next zoom workshops please check here : Learn with me     In April 2020 I turned 60 and just as my textile business was doing well and I was enjoying face to face natural dyeing workshops with very small groups in my own lovely studio… COVID19 dropped a bombContinue reading “I AM 60 … MEET ME ON ZOOM !”

Make Merit ! creatively … Eco Printing and Indigo dyeing scarves in Thailand to combat COVIT19

This is the story of 19 unique pieces of wearable art created in Northern Thailand by my very good friend Mann, to help combat COVIT19 … please read and if you can fall in Love with one of those scarves… you too … Make Merit… you will like it… It starts here ! I haveContinue reading “Make Merit ! creatively … Eco Printing and Indigo dyeing scarves in Thailand to combat COVIT19”

#2019 CraftsNine challenge – a year full of learning crafts in a challenge ! an Year end Update !

What a full creative year it has been and only one day before we turn the leaf towards 2020 I have to reflect on my 2019 Crafts Nine challenge over the past 12 months… I decided at the beginning of the year I needed a focus and some direction for my creativity and it isContinue reading “#2019 CraftsNine challenge – a year full of learning crafts in a challenge ! an Year end Update !”