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Yarn Dyeing: Buyer Beware

Last weekend I went to a fibre fair in a rural town.  Although i love dyeing my own yarns, especially with plants, I couldn’t resist buying some skeins of 70:30 merino:silk yarn dyed by hand by the seller with  what … Continue reading

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Dyeing vintage silks

It has been so long since I blogged that I feel I need to do a “bridging” story.  That is, something that connects  my last post on my work in Stitched and Bound (see some photos at and my recent … Continue reading

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Natural dyeing with local material

In her book Eco Colour, India Flint argues for collecting only fallen plant material for dyeing and using local plants as a record of “place”. On my walk today in the local wetland and riverside park  I picked up a … Continue reading

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I’m going to Canberra in July for the graduation of my sister.  She will be conferred with a PhD from The Australia National University on 13 July. It will be very cold in Canberra in July. This is a beanie … Continue reading

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Textile Tour of India :Tuesday 9 Feb 2016

On coming back from breakfast in the hotel dining room I travelled in the lift with two people who didn’t look like locals. Just as I was wondering if it would be too rude to ask them what they were … Continue reading

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Sun dyeing and rainwater

A couple of weekends ago I went to a WAFTA ( organised visit to the Studio of textile artist and internationally recognised natural dye expert Trudi Pollard ( . Trudi showed us her naturally dyed fabrics, her fashion garments and … Continue reading

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More natural dyeing

Yesterday I went back to friend Julie’s dyeing pots.  I took with me some pieces from our last session that were OK-ish but not very interesting.  More on them later as they are still steaming! A fortnight ago I wrapped some … Continue reading

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