This year I established a dedicated area for growing dye plants for use on our wool. Interest in using sustainably grown plant dyes is steadily spreading as people become aware of the damage to the environment caused by synthetic commercially produced dyes as well as their high carbon footprint. For several years I have been using dye plants responsibly foraged on...

A lovely friend has very kindly shared a recent pattern for a knitted cushion, which she created using some of my plant-dyed wool.   Description: Cushion cover with cable panel, knitted on size 4.5 mm needles and sewn along side seams. Measurement: Final cushion cover measures 37 x 37 cm. Cover fits cushion size 40 x 40 cm. Knitting is stretched slightly for a good...