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Fran Rushworth
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Rich & Strange Silk and Wool Work
Rich & Strange Silk and Wool Work

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Mainbrace Kitbag Knitting Pattern
"We're underway - hip, hip, hooray, three cheers for me - salty dog knits twelve seascape colours into one nautical kitbag." "Pipe down, Beaut, doesn't look like it's going to be all plain sailing. Ready by teatime, you reckon? Or should I say, the 'dog wat...
Mainbrace Kitbag Knitting Pattern
Mainbrace Kitbag Knitting Pattern
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Bonfire Scarf - printed with Eucalyptus, Oak, Onion and Madder
My companion, Elinor Gotland, hurried to catch me as I returned indoors from taking the washing off the line.  "Ooo, that's a very seasonal scarf, Beaut." Sliding it out of the laundry basket, she wrapped the wool round her neck. "Mmm, cosy. These prints lo...
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More About Dye Prints from Coloured Autumn Leaves
My companion, Elinor Gotland, kicked her way through a large pile of leaves.  "I think it's time you swept this patio, Beaut." I squinted up at the sunlight pouring through  the bare grape vines . "Hmm, well, it does look like the leaves have nearly all fal...
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Shorelines Shawl Collar Cardigan Knitting Pattern
The Shorelines Shawl Collar Cardigan was designed to make the best of a perennial problem I have with plant dyed yarn. I can never dye a big enough batch in one go to knit a sweater or cardigan in a single, even colour. If all my yarn won't fit in one dye b...
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A Welsh Mule Fleece for Britspin
My companion, Elinor Gotland, looked up in surprise when she heard the car turn into the drive. "That was quick. I thought you'd be bound to get lost on the mountain." "Well, I nearly was. When the thing on my phone told me I had 'reached my destination', I...
A Welsh Mule Fleece for Britspin
A Welsh Mule Fleece for Britspin
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2019 Calendar - Twelve Months of Plant Dyes Now On Sale
The  2019 Calendar Twelve Months of Plant Dyes  is now on sale.  To find out more, scroll down. To buy a copy,  click here to reach the Calendar Shop page. 'Each month, this calendar shows off a natural source of plant dye, together with a method for extrac...
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2019 Calendar - Twelve Months of Plant Dyes
The 2019 Calendar 'Twelve Months of Plant Dyes' is now on sale.  To buy a copy,  click here to reach the Calendar Shop page. To find out more, scroll down. 'Each month, this calendar shows off a natural source of plant dye, together with a method for extrac...
2019 Calendar - Twelve Months of Plant Dyes
2019 Calendar - Twelve Months of Plant Dyes
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Plant Dyeing with Autumn Leaf Printed Colours
Having a plant contact dye plant bundle ready to unroll adds a fine frisson of expectation to my morning cup of tea. I've been experimenting with a technique new to me and trying out the effects of various leaves when laid on plant dyed fabric and steamed w...
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Japanese Indigo Plant Dyeing and Overdyeing
This week, here are my reflections on dyeing with Japanese Indigo plants, overall, very happy, as the plants have loved a hot summer in Wales.  D uring the heat wave, th ey didn't mind surviving on one good watering each week and dry or damp, they never get...
Japanese Indigo Plant Dyeing and Overdyeing
Japanese Indigo Plant Dyeing and Overdyeing
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Dyeing with Iron Dipped Leaves Steamed in a Bundle
Last week, I wrote about using half the leg of a pair of linen trousers in a trial run at printing leaves in a bundle with an iron blanket. This week, you will learn the fate of the other half a leg. The linen had been mordanted with aluminium acetate and w...
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