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

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

Bees are one of the lynchpins of our life on Earth.  Almost 90% of wild plants and 75% of leading global crops …

Comfrey has had a long relationship with humans. It grows in sun or shade in damp areas. Look for it near ditches …

Lac, like Cochineal, is a red dye used for many hundreds of years.  Recently I had success dyeing with it and have …

The unassuming Dock is the kind of plant you don’t notice.  It has large, slightly leathery looking leaves, sometimes with red spots …

Red was the preserve of the Roman generals, according to Pliny.  Warriors used this colour, including the British redcoats until they became …

As a constant knitter it was inevitable that knitting projects were going to edge their way in to this blog, naturally dyed …