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by naomij
Mon Mar 07, 2011 6:16 pm
Forum: Wildlife, Flowers and all other things that grow
Topic: growing plants for natural dying
Replies: 9
Views: 1748

Re: growing plants for natural dying

Turmeric is a nice one , changes colour in different acid and base concentrations http://www.wildcolours.co.uk/ http://www.pioneerthinking.com/naturaldyes.html http://www.pburch.net/dyeing/naturaldyes.shtml Here's few websites with very nice pointers Best of luck :icon_smile: thanks for all the rep...
by naomij
Thu Mar 03, 2011 9:06 pm
Forum: Eco Parenting
Topic: Ishy baby tips!
Replies: 25
Views: 7068

Re: Ishy baby tips!

The most ish way to do it would be to just buy a couple of slings and do elimination communication...if I lived in a warm enough climate this is what I would do, as there is no reason to put baby down when they are small (apart from when you are going a little crazy) so they don't really need much i...
by naomij
Thu Mar 03, 2011 6:54 pm
Forum: Wildlife, Flowers and all other things that grow
Topic: growing plants for natural dying
Replies: 9
Views: 1748

Re: growing plants for natural dying

greenorelse wrote:Hmmm. I was thinking, well, you usually plant rosemary for remembrance.... :oops:
oh knickers I spelt it wrong :oops: :lol:
by naomij
Thu Mar 03, 2011 6:53 pm
Forum: Wildlife, Flowers and all other things that grow
Topic: growing plants for natural dying
Replies: 9
Views: 1748

Re: growing plants for natural dying

woad is fairly each yes other easy ones are rhubarb leaves (yellow), buddleia (yellow) and onion skins (yellow) in fact, apart from woad, most natural dyes seem to be in the yellow - beige range. we got a light green from nettles. pale purple/pink from elderberries (though berry dyes are sposed to ...
by naomij
Thu Mar 03, 2011 6:06 pm
Forum: Wildlife, Flowers and all other things that grow
Topic: growing plants for natural dying
Replies: 9
Views: 1748

growing plants for natural dying

I have just started to have a bash at dying cotton and wool with natural dyes...it would be fab to grow the materials in my own measly garden. Has anyone tried this? I am a very inexperienced and not awfully enthusiastic gardener, I am ashamed to say. My garden is dark and clay and blurgh. Apparentl...
by naomij
Sun May 16, 2010 10:27 pm
Forum: The ish Local - (Chat)
Topic: Rogue's Gallery
Replies: 218
Views: 133504

Re: Rogue's Gallery

well I will post as this seems like such a lovely forum and I hope to learn a lot. There aren't many pics of me without a baby attached I'm afraid. This is after the most recent self sufficient home hair cut, complete with wonky fringe. http://i831.photobucket.com/albums/zz236/petalporridge/DSC02475...
by naomij
Sun May 16, 2010 3:10 pm
Forum: Welcome New People Say Hello
Topic: Hello from kent
Replies: 6
Views: 790

Re: Hello from kent

hello! I live in whitstable, on the coast and near canterbury. Tis very nice :sunny:
by naomij
Fri May 14, 2010 9:08 pm
Forum: The ish Local - (Chat)
Topic: Isher on a Mission
Replies: 19
Views: 1436

Re: Isher on a Mission

Well done for the bread! I have been lax the last few weeks, so you are an inspiration :cheers: Local farm have offered to deliver bread flour with the veg box, that would really mean I had to bake it all so I might commit to that when I am feeling brave. What sort of bread are you baking? keep goin...
by naomij
Thu May 13, 2010 10:31 pm
Forum: The ish Local - (Chat)
Topic: Could You Supply Raw Materials to Lush?
Replies: 19
Views: 4283

Re: Could You Supply Raw Materials to Lush?

Just my opinion but...lush shmush. I was persuaded by raving friends to try it a while ago. I have never spent so much money on something which irritated my skin so much and seemed to have zero green credentials, besides being made from plants and stuff (which most things are to some extent). I also...
by naomij
Thu May 13, 2010 11:27 am
Forum: Allotments, Veg Patches and Container Gardening
Topic: Suggestions for clueless please!
Replies: 12
Views: 1521

Re: Suggestions for clueless please!

ah thanks for the recommendations that just what I needed to know, esp where to get seeds! Getting a bit late this year I suppose but a girl can plan... A raspberry bush would be a fab idea! Also I like yarrow a lot, thankyou :sunny: Just wish I had more space but I'm sure I'll find ways to make the...
by naomij
Thu May 13, 2010 11:22 am
Forum: Welcome New People Say Hello
Topic: Hello from Kent, UK!
Replies: 22
Views: 1626

Re: Hello from Kent, UK!

Hi Anna!

I am new here too and am very near you in Whitstable :sunny:

I dropped out of Kent uni a few years ago! Your degree sounds really interesting. There's a nice herbalist in Whitstable who might be happy to take your questionnaire or know others who would, you never know.

Naomi
by naomij
Wed May 12, 2010 10:45 pm
Forum: Allotments, Veg Patches and Container Gardening
Topic: Suggestions for clueless please!
Replies: 12
Views: 1521

Re: Suggestions for clueless please!

Thanks for the great tips! I woudl love an elder bush, can you just buy them in a nursery or do I need to get a cutting or something? Must look up this vertical growing thing. And yes my border was chocker with mint but I'm gonna pull it all up, maybe make some mint sauce or dry it for tea, and then...
by naomij
Wed May 12, 2010 10:39 pm
Forum: Eco Parenting
Topic: Cloth Nappies for dummies please!
Replies: 18
Views: 12381

Re: Cloth Nappies for dummies please!

i am a fan of terries too (its worth spending a bit extra to get more absorbant soft ones IMO). You shouldn't need to soak nappies, that was what women tended to do before washing machines. They'd soak in sterilising solution, rinse then dry. If you have a washing machine you can just keep the dirty...
by naomij
Tue May 11, 2010 6:22 pm
Forum: The ish Local - (Chat)
Topic: Overheard
Replies: 3
Views: 524

Re: Overheard

lol!

The other day I heard the landlady of our local tipsily shrieking 'wot star sign am I again bob? I'm a tories aren't I?' :lol:
by naomij
Mon May 10, 2010 10:55 pm
Forum: 101 Uses For
Topic: 101 uses for a pair of old tights/stockings
Replies: 40
Views: 36607

Re: 101 uses for a pair of old tights/stockings

bunch some carded wool up into a ball shape. Wind some more around it really tightly, a good couple of layers. Get some coloured scraps of carded or knitting wool and wind them around in a pretty pattern. Make it big enough that the leg of the tights has to stretch pretty well to get over it. Shove ...