I recently had the absolute pleasure of spending a day with the multi-talented and oh-so-creative Ellie Beck. One half of recycled skateboard jewellery business Deadwood Creative, Ellie is a bit of a crafty extraordinaire, with talents including fabric screen printing, weaving, crochet, baking, and photography.
Ellie also has a love of natural dying, and shared with me her tips and techniques for making this pretty coloured water for your flower vases.
First up, gather your collection of dying materials - we used a selection of flowers and leaves from the garden, together with fresh beetroot and turmeric. There are so many things that can be used to make natural dye - it's fun to experiment!
Finely chop your flowers, leaves or vegetables and place in a glass jar. Cover with boiling water and leave to steep for a few minutes until you reach an intensity of colour you are happy with. Remove plant material and allow to cool before transferring to your vase. So simple and so pretty!
|Styling and photography by Ellie Beck.|
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