A busy weekend started at the top of Broadway Market.  We’d harvested some flowers from the meadow (with the support of the Council and Parks) as they were fading a few weeks ago and wanted to show how to prolong their lives by turning them into dyes.  Debbie managed to roll a table all the way from Wilton, an achievement in itself.  A stunning sharp, bright day meant streams of people were walking through the park.  We persuaded some of them to stop.

We set up shop at the top of Broadway Market.
We set up shop at the top of Broadway Market.
Natural dye bunting.
Natural dye bunting.
Flowers from the Field.
Flowers from the Field.

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Our dyebath-cum-steamer.
Our dyebath-cum-steamer.

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Dyed silk squares drying on the line.
Dyed silk squares drying on the line.
Silk dyed with zinnia, marigold and coreopsis from the meadow.
Silk dyed with zinnia, marigold and coreopsis from the meadow.

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Rolling flowers into silk squares to steam.
Rolling flowers into silk squares to steam.
A very pleased workshopper made this.  She was going to give it as a Christmas present but had to keep it for herself.
A very pleased workshopper made this. She was going to give it as a Christmas present but had to keep it for herself.
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