plants Dream in Colour

Welcome to my Blog

Plants Dream in Colour is about dyeing with plants. 

Plant dyes have been used for thousands of years but in the 20th century this ancient art of dyeing began to vanish as chemical dyes took over.  Yet dyes from natural colours glow with light and beauty and there is growing interest in how to use their colours.

Over the last few years I have been learning these skills and about their history, so this is what I want to share with you.

Latest Posts from my Blog

Meadow Browns and meadows

The Meadow Brown is one of Britain’s most common butterflies and symbolises the arrival of summer as their numbers swell towards Summer …

My Butterfly Summer

The Peacock butterfly is  widespread in Europe during summer and always looks spectacular.  Its scientfic name is beautiful – Aglais Io.  Io …

Yarn dyed with colours borrowed from the Earth

Avocado
Walnut
Dock

The purest and most thoughtful minds are those which love colour the most.

John Ruskin, artist and social thinker

About Me

Plants Dream in Colour

Natural dyer, knitter, gardener, forager in the hedgerows, book binder and watcher of the seasons.

I have been knitting since I was 16 and have been teaching myself the ancient art of dyeing with plants for several years.

I love sharing my knowledge with others through my blog.