Susan Dye

In 2015 I completed a City and Guilds Certificate in Patchwork and Quilting with Barbara Weeks at Studio 39 in Baldock, Herts. My final assessed piece was 'The River Ran Red' - a plant dyed wall hanging exploring the victorian shawls woven in Norwich, my native city.

I live in Hitchin, Herts. I have been using home grown dye plants for over 14 years, specialising in the 'Medieval Grand Teint' of madder, woad and weld. I am particularly interested in obtaining bright, level, fast colours on fabric, thread, yarn and fibre.

I maintain a blog about the horticulture and history of the dyes at https://www.naturesrainbow.co.uk

In addition to textile crafts, my interests include Science Fiction, History of Science and the political and personal challenges of living a "good life" at a time of climate breakdown.

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I am available as a teacher and a speaker.

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