Living for Dyeing – Consumer Pressure

When President Macron of France offered to loan the Bayeux Tapestry to Britain it reminded me of the 19th century embroiderers of Leek, Staffordshire who embroidered a complete facsimile of the tapestry. Strictly speaking both the original and the copy are embroideries and not tapestries; coloured wools stitched onto linen.…

Living for Dyeing: Colour from the kitchen

Although there is a well-established and very sensible home-dyers rule that you don’t mix dyeing and food preparation equipment, that doesn’t mean you can’t get colour from the food in your kitchen. You shouldn’t use your cooking equipment but redundant saucepans and other equipment are not too difficult to source…