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The Loom Shed Natural Dye Symposium – Susan Dye

June 26 @ 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm


Growing and Using your own Dye Garden There is a particular satisfaction and freedom in growing your own dye plants. Even a small growing space can provide a significant amount of dye if you select your plants carefully and nurture them well. Drawing on over 15 years’ experience of dye gardening in Hitchin, Susan and her husband Ashley maintain a comprehensive website on dye plant horticulture at www.naturesrainbow.co.uk. This talk will introduce you to the ‘Grand Teint’ dye plants of madder, woad and weld, so you can ‘grow your own’ bright, fast colours along with tips on how to make the most of your harvest. You needn’t have a large growing space to achieve good colour and part of the talk we will see Susan’s patio where an abundance of plants grow.