How To Make Natural Colours Using Seasonal Ingredients: The Colour Red From Beetroots and Berries

Guest Article by Jacques Williamos Do you remember the time before mobile phones, microwave ovens and the World Wide Web? You do? How did you entertain yourself? Did you switch on the television or did you go for bicycle rides when the weather was fine? We had a back lane leading from our garden past… Read More How To Make Natural Colours Using Seasonal Ingredients: The Colour Red From Beetroots and Berries

From an Antique Roll of Hemp Fabric: a Country Style Centre Piece for a Table

Whenever you go to an antiques fair you always return with something which fuels your imagination. A trip to ‘C’era una Volta’ (Once Upon a Time) Antiques Fair – the fair that runs from September to April in the big Cesena exhibition centre – is an unforgettable experience. Once we returned with an enormous roll… Read More From an Antique Roll of Hemp Fabric: a Country Style Centre Piece for a Table

One Leaf at a Time: Leaves Print Their Signature on a Scarf!

An Introduction to Eco-printing by Artist Fatima Canelas Pais of Traditional Dye Works This article has generated a debate over the use of cling film in eco printing (clear plastic) on Instagram . You can join the debate on Facebook, Instagram or Twitter simply by commenting the article below. A friend of mine, who loves nature, liked the result of some of my eco-printing experiments on… Read More One Leaf at a Time: Leaves Print Their Signature on a Scarf!

Tutorial: How to Make Your Own Memory Basket from Old Clothes
 Guest Post by Nancy Shafee

Nancy Shafee never can throw anything away! She has been collecting fabrics since she was about twelve years old and now makes ‘memory baskets’ for people from their own hoarded fabrics, no-longer-worn clothing or saved children’s dresses, so they have a useful item that still holds all the memories and saves their favourite fabrics at… Read More Tutorial: How to Make Your Own Memory Basket from Old Clothes
 Guest Post by Nancy Shafee

Craft Project: Ecoprinting on Paper by Wolleboom

Since a very long time I’m addicted to dyeing animal fibres (wool, silk) with plants. This knowledge combined with felting, creating cloths and eco printing (or botanical-contact-natural printing) creates a world of possibilities, including the use of cellulose fibres (hemp, cotton, viscose…) and recycled fabric. When I’m creating I totally forget the world around me.… Read More Craft Project: Ecoprinting on Paper by Wolleboom