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Thoughts on natural dyeing

By Elizabeth Leslie

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There is a human need to reconnect with the ancient art of natural dyeing and weaving. The colours derived from natural materials cannot be replicated by machines. They have a sensitivity and a fragility all of their own and they undergo changes with time, like all living things.

Nature is the key to many human problems and reverence for it leads to psychological and physical solutions. The peoples of ancient cultures adhere to this principle of reverence. In their tapestries, paintings, pottery and literature we can find the human spirit in action. In their works we find ourselves.



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