Tag: Caitlin ffrench

Late Winter Natural Dyeing

[Open Access] Artist and forager Caitlin ffrench explores sources for natural dyes she finds in late winter. While she waits for the weather to change and her dye garden to grow, she finds sources for colour in discarded plant material—some from the outside world, some from the kitchen.

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How to Plan A Natural Dye Garden

[Open Access] Dyer and forager Caitlin ffrench is looking forward to spring. In her first column for Digits & Threads, she writes about her favourite dye plants and planning her natural dye garden, and provides tips and resources to help you plan your own.

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The Magic of Gently Touching Trees

[Open Access] The forest has always been the place where I feel most at home. I grew up on an apple orchard that backed onto a forest of ponderosa pine, and there was a giant English walnut tree in our front yard that I would climb for hours. Now I live in Vancouver, Canada, where I can get to the forest within twenty minutes of my home, and I can go find peace in the trees.

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