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Blog Oct 9: A tale of dyeing, spinning and weaving

In the blog this week, garden volunteer Andy looks back on a weekend of textiles workshops using plants from our garden. Natural dyes On Saturday 27th September natural dye specialist Penny Walsh and our own Diane Sullock gave an interesting and educational workshop on natural dyes. The plants we used were madder, woad, weld, goldenrod and […]

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Blog Dec 13: Growing fashion and the history of the ground we walk on

  #InTheGarden this week, Garden Volunteer Rita learned how to use plants grown at the Greenhouses to create beautiful textiles. Doug considers the origins of soil formation. Digging into history Doug writes: The fossil record indicates that the first organisms to appear on the land about 1.3 billion years ago were fungi in the form of lichens. […]

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