We are planning on working with an expert in natural dyes and she is going to share her passion for Madder. She is a chemist by training and holds a PhD, she is now researching the qualities of a number of plants traditionally used for dyeing.

I’m hoping she will help us identify this gorgeous plant, is it weld? Or woad?

If you are in Lydd and want to have a look at what we’ve been achieving over the last year. one of our parents and carers group has very kindly put together a display with laminated information sheets. Nice work Melanie!

Note to self, not to use aluminium pots

For dyeing, I wish I had realised this earlier, but learning from my mistakes.

I’ve now got to source some stainless steel pans for future use

back to the hedgerows for berries , these are gorgeous elderberries and are great fun to pick, they are very abundant this year and I think it’s ok to share with the birds


Colour from the fields, hedgerows and coastline

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