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The Tiny Flower that Packs a Massive Punch: Natural Dye with Cow Parsley

Cow Parsley Eco Friendly Living Foraging Hand Made Natural Dye Small Batch Production Sustainable Living Wild Flowers

The Tiny Flower that Packs a Massive Punch: Natural Dye with Cow Parsley

 

With high drama and absolute decadence, the cow parsley ushers in the Summer Solstice, when the earth is at its closet point to the sun and every living thing on the face of the earth is soaked in light. It reminds us to rejoice and celebrate light. For natural dyers, the long days are for work, planning and preparing for the year ahead because once the heady show is over, so is our source of colour.

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Natural Dyes, Perfumed Gardens & Sufi Saints - All in the Name of the Rose

Conservation Foraging Natural Dye Omar Khayyam Small Batch Production

Natural Dyes, Perfumed Gardens & Sufi Saints - All in the Name of the Rose

Autumn foraging in a forest of roses. Sarah Cuttle Photography It was a few years ago that I discovered the fragile beauty of blush pink dyes that come from rose hips. Though dyeing with roses is a particularly slow process, taking days to extract the dye, there is nothing else that is as pleasurable in the making because the studio  fills with the sweet sugary fragrance, triggering memories and expectations in the way scents are known to do. Foraged rose hips The first job as with all foraged dye stuff is to lay everything out in the open for a...

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The Organic Baby Nursery: Hand Made with Natural Colours from Locally Foraged Dye Plants

Avocado Dye Baby Blanket Baby Shower Daffodils Dahlias Eco-friendly Ethically Made Foraging Hand Knitted Hand Made Natural Dye New Born Baby Gift Organic Small Batch Production Sustainable Living Woollen Blanket

The Organic Baby Nursery: Hand Made with Natural Colours from Locally Foraged Dye Plants

The pastoral provenance of wool from the sheep in the dales, spring water from the  marshes on the flight path of migratory birds, flowers from elegant herbaceous borders, coupled with a community of local knitters were all the ingredients we needed to launch our sustainable baby range. It is pure and simple.

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Sleep Naturally in Plant Dyed Hand Made Bedding

Eco Friendly Living Hand Woven Bedding Natural Dye Small Batch Production

Sleep Naturally in Plant Dyed Hand Made Bedding

At Juniper & Bliss we love to make our bed and lie in it! In Early May we went down to the woods and made our bed on a carpet of hazy bluebells under the lime green leaves of early Spring! Our mission– to shoot Juniper & Bliss’ very first short film. Ambreen Hameed, a wonderful friend and creative. We mixed and matched the colours from our collection of naturally dyed, hand woven, organic cotton-satin bedding. The soft grey duvet cover dyed with vetiver rested gently on the Yasmeen white sheets, softened with aloe vera. The pillows in a mixture...

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