Bundle dyeing with madder, hollyhock, hibiscus, weld, pomegranate, onion and eucalyptus.

There’s a *big* chance you found me on Instagram just a few days ago - it seems that my last post exploded. Are you a knitter, a weaver, a dyer? Do you appreciate independent makers? Are you interested in ethical business? Whatever brought you here It’s so lovely to meet you. I’m so glad you’re here and grateful that you gave me a permission to show up in your feed 💛

This a lovely small bundle I made in January, filled with local flowers, roots and fruit skins. They all made different colors on this silk scarf 🌈 plant dyes are magical aren’t they? To give you an idea of what I used: madder root, black hollyhock, red hibiscus, weld, pomegranate skins, onion skins and a few eucalyptus leaves I collected during my holidays in Greece.

If you happen to be in Berlin and would like to learn about locally foraged colors and how to make them last, join me in my class. I have two workshops coming up, this weekend and in May and I’d love to see you there. Go to events to see the schedule.

In other news, and it’s so scary to put it out there, but I started writing a book. On my phone. In the notes app 🙈 It’s a slow start, but I actually put the first words onto the digital paper and got this dream rolling. Not promising I’ll ever finish, as we know life takes weird turns, but it feels good to systematically write down all the things I know about this craft. I have so many thoughts about it and I hope I’ll be able to share them in this form at some point. If there’s anything specific you’d like me to cover, please let me know, I’d love that! Or if you don’t, but you made it to the very end of this caption anyway, let me know too and I’ll give you a high five ✋

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