So what’s it all about??
Today – the 23 rd July, is my 64th Birthday – entry to the 65th year. As a birthday present I wanted to give myself a challenge. Madder is my favourite dyestuff, it’s fantastic! Rich reds, pinks, oranges, purples – so many different colours just from the one root. From today until the 23rd July 2021 there will be 65 different recipes using this wonderful dyestuff !
These recipes will be a mixture of Historical, more modern adaptations and off the wall experiments. Just over 1 per week for the next 52 weeks.
If anyone is reading this and fancies following the journey , you are very welcome, feel free to offer advice or make suggestions – we are all always learning!
For almost half my life I have been running a small business producing naturally dyed yarns, fibres and cloth. When starting out using natural dyes it all seemed so easy – what was all the fuss? It didn’t take long to realize how little in fact I did know, but there is so much pleasure in the finding out and mastering a little bit more! You will never hear me call myself an expert – I stick with the old adage that an ex is a has been and a spurt is a drip under pressure – it’s not possible to know it all, but it is possible to specialise in a subject to ensure a more thorough understanding.
I don’t know if blogs can be dedicated to anyone – but this one is for Bronwyn Hazel, hopefully when she’s old enough to read it she will learn a little bit about her Nainy.
To Nic, Dave and John thank you so much for the support all these years, you’ve been amazing, All my love.