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My musings, the odd DIY tutorial and a little about what's new in my life
Living Coral – Pantone Colour of the Year 2019

Living Coral – Pantone Colour of the Year 2019

My colour palette ideas for Pantone's Living CoralEvery year Pantone announces its colour predictions and trends for the year ahead, and this year we have been gifted 'Living Coral'. It's actually the first shade in a few years that I genuinely love. As with all bold...

Allotment 17: Day 1

Allotment 17: Day 1

Allotment 17: Day 1 This week we were thrilled to discover after several months on the waiting list that we finally have our allotment! After successfully growing some of our own vegetables and fruit in our garden we wanted to expand our produce and grow more of our...

Top 5 tips for having a greener kinder Christmas

Top 5 tips for having a greener kinder Christmas

my top 5 tips for having a greener kinder Christmas As we head into the season of festivities of eating, drinking and buying and wrapping and giving, I thought it would be a good time to chat about some really easy ways to have a more environmentally friendly and...

The story of a spatula by natural dyer Kate Cullen

The story of a spatula by natural dyer Kate Cullen

The story of a spatula by natural dyer Kate Cullen This is the story of a spatula. This wooden spatula once belonged to my mother over 20 years ago. As an avid and talented cook she had a great many ‘not quite perfect’ tools ready to assist me on my adventure at...

Silk ribbons and modern calligraphy

Silk ribbons and modern calligraphy

modern calligraphy book Modern Calligraphy & Hand Lettering is written by Lauren Cooper, owner and calligrapher at Oh Wonder Calligraphy and is published by Haynes. This book takes you through the journey of calligraphy from the basic foundations right through to...

My Handmade Paper Making Journey Part 2

My Handmade Paper Making Journey Part 2

My Handmade Paper Making Journey Part 2 This week I have finally launched my signature collection of handmade papers, created from cotton rag, the remains of my plant dyes, kozo and lokta fibres, which are suitable for printing and calligraphy, as well as decorative...

The Botanical Way – Natural Dye Recipes

The Botanical Way – Natural Dye Recipes

The Botanical Way - Natural Dye Recipes For some time I have been thinking of ways to share some of natural dye knowledge, but I've been suffering a bit from 'impostor syndrome' as I am entirely self-taught (anyone else feel this sometimes?). But lately I've come to...

My Handmade Paper Making Journey

My Handmade Paper Making Journey

My Handmade Paper Making Journey As I'm sure you know I use plant dyes to make my silk ribbons and fabrics. For some time I have been thinking of ways I can reuse the leftover materials (all the grungy twiggy bits and residue dyes), and then I came across a great book...

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