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Sampler box of plant dyed fabrics and threads - Summer

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This sampler box of plant dyed fabrics and threads is full of the pieces that I dyed over June and the first week of July. I have put them together to spark your creativity and they are perfect for eco crafting - embroidery, appliqué and patchwork.

Every one is dyed with plants that grow here - foraged and simmered in my dye pots. The colours are subtle and harmonious.

There are pieces of vintage linen, cotton and velvet dyed with bracken, plum, nettles and dock in a range of yellows, greens, browns and pinks and greys. The pieces range from 25 x 25 cm to 5 x 10 cm to give you a wide range of colours. There is also a piece of natural woven linen which can be used as a base for embroidery.

The threads in the box are plant dyed linen and vintage cotton. There are 8 colours and a skein of natural linen.

The box is 14 x 14 cm and is made from sturdy Kraft card in the UK.

If sold out, please put in a stock notification request as I shall be putting a small selection together over the next month.

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Thistledown is so beguiling. ⁠
The soft cream catching the light, waiting for goldfinches to alight. ⁠
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I’m heading to Hawarden today to join the lively people at @thegoodlifesoc and teach about foraged colour and dyeing socks with all kinds of plants. I’m hoping to be able to harvest some thistles as they give a particularly beautiful mustardy yellow.
Though I grew lots and lots of straw flowers for Christmas wreaths back when I had a proper commercial flower business,  it was only this year that I slowed down enough to really see them. ⁠
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I’d assumed that they wouldn’t be good for insects until fully out - flat dulled daisies, past the point of picking - but actually wasps seem to pollinate them when they are still tightly furled. ⁠
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This patch was wasp central for weeks. ⁠
A few butterflies flitted about, but mainly wasps⁠
I am somebody who needs distance to see a bigger picture. ⁠
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For the past couple of months I’ve been really struggling with where Snapdragon Life is, and how to get from here to where I want it to be. ⁠
I filled books and books with notes but was going round in circles - unable to commit to anything with the kind of conviction a small business needs. It was all too fuzzy somehow. ⁠
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Now I am away from the Studio. ⁠
Right in the middle of two weeks of walking and eating and photographing gardens and meeting friends and suddenly it is all much clearer. ⁠
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I now have 5 sentences written in my phone notes and a high clear soaring route to take. ⁠
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The multi talented @katgoldin took this photo of me in the Studio before I left - part of a photo shoot that took almost three years to actually schedule because I will do almost anything to avoid being in front of a camera.
Stained glass as the light gets cooler and the sun lower. ⁠
Bright dahlias arranged in the Studio window last week. ⁠
Earlier this week I saw great swathes of heleniums and dahlias in the potager at @walthamplace so rich amongst the teasels so next year I think I shall move some of the smaller flowered ones into the studio meadow to shine out amongst the grasses.
A couple of weeks ago someone told me that I have too many photos of cats and not enough of dogs.⁠⁠
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So here is Dixie, the Studio Dog, in her chair.⁠⁠
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Bored . . . . bored . . . bored
My dye cupboard in the Studio. ⁠⁠
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Jars of mordants and modifiers and dried plants.⁠⁠
Scraps of fabrics, too beautiful to throw out.⁠⁠
Skeins of yarn waiting to be washed.⁠⁠
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A place of infinite possibility.⁠⁠
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The lacy scarf hanging on the door is a pale yellow version of my Winter waves pattern which will be in the Seasonal Studio journal when it is published in December.⁠⁠
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It is such a lovely simple rhythmic pattern that I've packed a ball of alpaca/linen yarn - dyed a steely grey with tansy and iron - and taken it with me as my road trip knitting.⁠⁠
I'm not a naturally organised person. I am also very messy and the Studio table tends to get cleared in random waves of orderliness.⁠⁠
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Sadly this orderliness doesn't include actually being orderly, there is a lot of the
Euan and I have been sleeping in the airstream, officially as a glitch spotting exercise but actually because it is very relaxing.⁠⁠
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I wrote about it in my Tuesday letter to Studio Club members this week.  The lure of the tiny house.⁠⁠
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One of the interesting things is that you can see the Studio window, with its frothy pinks, from the other side.
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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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