Tag: logwood

Colour Fiesta – inspiration from the New World

Colour Fiesta – inspiration from the New World

a colourful weekend learning new skills in two stand-alone one day workshops. learn how to dye with ancient colour and weave a scarf to take home with you! NATURAL DYE WORKSHOP SATURDAY 21 OCTOBER – 10-4 learn how to use exotic dyes from the ‘new […]

Colours of Norfolk – natural dye workshop at The Workrooms, Norwich

a one day workshop in Aviva’s new city studio that celebrates Norwich’s rich textile heritage, using natural plant dyes in the ‘primary’ colours of Norfolk – blue from woad, red from madder & yellow from weld. You will also use cochineal and logwood, historic and […]

Final Degree Show – BA Textiles (Hons)

Midsummers day and the rain stayed away for the private view of the Norwich University College of the Arts Degree Show

My final degree show collection was made from abaca ( a type of non-edible banana fibre) and linen yarns dyed with logwood, weld, madder and brazilwood plant dyes from sustainable sources which were kindly sponsored by [ilink url=”http://www.couleurs-de-plantes.com/index_uk.html” icon=”http://www.couleurs-de-plantes.com/index_uk.html”]Couleurs de Plantes[/ilink]

It was a gorgeous evening with a fabulous sunset and it was so lovely to see everyone’s work on display, there are lots of images of all the student’s work in our online catalogue at


a collection of resist-dyed textiles in linen, paper and hemp. Inspired by the traditional technique of ‘shibori’ I have used wood and bamboo to clamp, bind and manipulate cloth to create pattern and texture using botanical dyes. In addition to the large hand woven pieces […]

berries & bugs

        elderberry – not all ripe, but a wonderful array of colour The studio where I have been working is located down a country lane and at the moment the hedgerows are glowing with colour from blackberry, sloe, rosehip and elderberry. Over the […]