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12 coloured pencils12 coloured pencilsOur price: £4.00Or just £2.95 for our members!View 12 high quality blendable colouring pencils from Seawhites of Brighton.Basic Eco Kraft sketch bookBasic Eco Kraft sketch bookOur price: £4.00Or just £2.50 for our members!View A4 Kraft sketchbook with Kraft pages in a board coverDecorate your own bagDecorate your own bagOur price: £8.00Or just £4.60 for our members!ViewDecorate cotton bags with Pentel fabric pastels. Simply draw on the bags (or any other light coloured natural fabric - t-shirts and pillowcases work well - and then iron to set)
Fabric decorating crayonsFabric decorating crayonsOur price: £3.95Or just £2.83 for our members!ViewA box of fabric crayons which can be used to decorate any natural light coloured fabric. Simply draw your design on the fabric and then place a tea towel or setting sheet over and iron to set.Glass and brass frameGlass and brass frameOur price: From £14.95Or just £8.90 for our members!View These glass and brass frames open at the top on a hinge - which makes them perfect for displaying small embroideries, ephemera or pressed flowers.Glass and zinc frameGlass and zinc frameOur price: £5.00Or just £3.50 for our members!View Teeny, tiny glass and zinc frames - these have a hinge and are glass both sides so are great for tiny photos, stamps and pressed flowers as well as embroideries.
Kraft cover Notebooks pack of 5Kraft cover Notebooks pack of 5Our price: £5.00Or just £2.75 for our members!View We are getting rid of these Kraft notebooks at an amazing price.Kraft display bookKraft display bookOur price: £6.50Or just £3.75 for our members!View This is the book that I use to log my dye experiments in, partly because the paper is nice and thick and a beautiful natural tone and partly because it opens flat with a big ring spine.Stack of 3 jottersStack of 3 jottersOur price: £6.50Or just £3.67 for our members!View These simple jotter style notebooks are made for us in Glasgow from FSC certified paper.
Stack of paintsStack of paintsOur price: £6.20Or just £3.95 for our members!ViewA great quality stack of watercolours from Koh-i-noor.Tin of Coccoina glueTin of Coccoina glueOur price: £4.50Or just £3.10 for our members!ViewThis amazing paper glue is non toxic (made from potato starch), smells of marzipan and comes in a handy reusable and recyclable aluminium tin with a little brush for application.
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Flowers picked, stripped and plonked in a jug. ⁠⁠
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I was planning to do a fancy arrangement but then they looked so light and pretty as they are.⁠⁠
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Simple so often the best.
The tansy is about to flower in the Studio Meadow.⁠⁠
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When I arranged flowers for weddings I always thought that the best thing about having properly seasonal flowers was that you would remember every year as plants came into bloom. ⁠⁠
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I got very involved with weddings, couples became good friends and I still associate plants in my garden with specific people. ⁠⁠
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Tansy would not be a good plant for a wedding though really - its history is a dark one, tied up with abortion and despair - but it is the plant I associate with my first attempt to dye fabric with plants.  Every year it blooms I realise how far I have come.⁠⁠
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For that first attempt was was a failure - too big a piece of fabric, not enough scouring and then a hissy fit at the lack of colour, which ended up with chucking too much ferrous sulphate into the pan and ruining it further into a blotchy grey.⁠⁠
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This weekend I go to Gartur Stitch Farm @katgoldin to learn more about dyeing with local plants and indigo with Julia @woollenflower . ⁠⁠
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Then, after that, I shall harvest this year's tansy . . . .⁠⁠ 
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A sunny evening in the studio.⁠⁠
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The fabrics I have been dyeing over the weekend rinsed and drying on the clothes horse.⁠⁠
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Maybe it is the heat, maybe its the perfect ripeness of the plants - I don't know - but this batch of foraged colour is particularly mouthwatering. Lush and soft and perfectly balanced.⁠⁠
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This is the last lengths that I am dyeing for the summer sampler sets of plant dyed fabrics, ribbons and threads that will go into the Studio Members shop at the end of the week.  I will email out the link when they are live.⁠⁠
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Making things like this is small scale and slow - so much love and care goes into these sampler sets, from the picking of the plants to the hand drawing of the gift cards.  I wouldn't have it any other way.⁠⁠

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'You have to be fast to get the sweet peas'.⁠⁠
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This is what I was told last Sunday at Drymen Community  Garden Open Day. ⁠⁠
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They were talking about the dozen or so bunches I've been taking down to the Crop Swap outside the Village shop on Drymen Main Street each Saturday morning for the past couple of months.⁠⁠
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They are first things to be snapped up from the table.  I was delighted to find that many were being taken to neighbours, dropped off with the newspaper on the way home.⁠⁠
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If feels right for this most generous of flowers.
Did you have a spirograph as a child?⁠⁠
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The dahlias have started blooming and I'm thinking I could use one to draw them.
This is my Studio - where everything happens. ⁠⁠
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At the moment it is surrounded by a bright and jazzy mix of loosestrife and buttercups and poppies - teasels, tansy and sanguisorba rising up, ready to carry on the next act of the show.⁠⁠
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This little patch of land - really just a bank of spoil from building the studio - is different every day, an ever changing inspiration.⁠⁠ A reminder that things ebb and flow, bright and muted, high and low. 
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The heart of the Studio Club.
This was a new thing for me. ⁠⁠
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Mass rather than lines.⁠⁠
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An applique cushion made from pieces of my natural dyed fabrics, a still life of shapes - some hand quilted, some machine embroidered.⁠⁠
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Strawberry moon and vases.⁠⁠
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I'm currently spending time sitting in the shade most days, working on more pieces a little like this, aiming to put together a little collection for the Studio Club shop in the next couple of weeks.⁠⁠
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There will also be some more sampler boxes of plant dyed fabrics as the last ones sold out so fast!⁠⁠
A close up of the Studio shelf. ⁠⁠
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The white allium is from a garlic bulb in the poly tunnel - stressed and desperate to seed - snipped from the spread of drying bulbs that scent the hot air.
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At Snapdragon Life I gently guide you through bringing the changing seasons into your daily life, helping you slow down, so that you can experience increased well being, calm and creativity.

 

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