Natural dyeing is an ancient craft practised since the time of early civilisations. In modern times, this has changed and colours in textiles are usually produced using chemical dyes. However not so long ago, at the end of the 19th century and the beginning of the 20th century, people were still relying on nature to provide them with sources of colour. This skill of natural dyeing is gradually disappearing, but one can still meet people that have used onion skins or walnuts to change the shade of their clothes.
"As a group of people that have varied interests and skills in arts, crafts, herbalism, horticulture and many other areas, we embarked on a mission to learn the basic principles of natural dyeing and use them ourselves. We worked individually and in groups. The results of our efforts made a big impression on me. Not only was I completely new to the process but even more, it had never occurred to me to question the origin of the colours in the clothes I was wearing, the rugs I was stepping on or the blankets I was using to sleep in."
"This opened up a whole new world and I started to pay attention to the colours around me."