When I want to dye a material, I use the plants growing naturally on the island or my cooking “waste”. Last year I bought seeds to grow my own colours. Gardening is a challenge of mine in our fully exposed and not very fertile soil. It requires a lot of work to bring back life and maintain it.
This year I had the joy to see the cornflower and coreopsis thriving in the garden. At the end of the season I will have probably enough to make only one batch of each plant. Every flower is precious and harvested with care. I have also in mind to make my own paint with these plants.
Summer is for growing, harvesting and drying plant. I have good hope I will spare enough time in the autumn to experiment with all of this.