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Broadsheet: Studio Tinta Is a One-Woman Labour of Love

Broadsheet: Studio Tinta Is a One-Woman Labour of Love

Published on 11 June 2020

Avocado Dyeing Tips & Tricks

Avocado Dyeing Tips & Tricks

I've finally compiled some of your most common questions and I hope that the answers help you to make some of those tricky choices about fibres, mordants and dyes. This post is focussed on avocado dyeing because that's what the people want! And rightly so. 

If you haven't already, I'd highly recommend purchasing one of the many amazing books available about natural dyeing (and downloading our free ebook, A Beginner's Guide to Natural Dyeing, if you haven't already!) If you do decide to buy a natural dyeing...


The Finders Keepers: 5 Questions with Tinta

The Finders Keepers: 5 Questions with Tinta

Read our interview with The Finders Keepers market here.


In Search of Forgotten Colours: Sachio Yoshioka and the Art of Natural Dyeing

In Search of Forgotten Colours: Sachio Yoshioka and the Art of Natural Dyeing

This is a compendium of four short films with English subtitles. Sachio Yoshioka is the fifth-generation head of the Somenotsukasa Yoshioka dye workshop in Fushimi, southern Kyoto. When he succeeded to the family business in 1988, he abandoned the use of synthetic colours in favour of dyeing solely with plants and other natural materials. 30 years on, the workshop produces an extensive range of extremely beautiful colours. 

Benefits of Sleeping on Silk (And Why We Use Natural Dyes)

Benefits of Sleeping on Silk (And Why We Use Natural Dyes)

What are the benefits of sleeping on silk? Does it really prevent wrinkles? Will my hair look like I've just walked out of the salon? I'm here to bust some myths and tell you why you'll never want to sleep on linen or cotton again.