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A Guide to Backyard Dyeing

Have fun exploring the art of natural dyeing at home. Lara has selected Eucalyptus microcorys leaves and purple carrot to experiment with, as these produce the most unique and unexpected colours… Eucalyptus microcorys  Tallowwood is a tree Lara grew up with, but never knew the secrets it held until many years later in her textile journey. There was a huge tree with rough bark in her backyard growing up, and as kids, they had a rope-swing hanging from it, and had countless hours of fun playing high energy games with those branches. It probably fueled her imaginations in ways that she didn’t realise at the time.    Its leaves can be used as a textile dye for both block dyeing and contact...

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