I love spending time outdoors in my gardens and crafting from nature, so when I was asked to review a copy of A Garden to Dye For by Chris McLaughlin, I was super excited. In Chris’ book, she shares how to take plantings from the garden and nature to dye fabrics, papers, and yarns. Through a variety of processes and techniques shared in the book, a myriad of wonderful creations emerge. The best part is that she makes things very easy to understand. I love that! I wanted to chose a project from her book to share with you all today. To no surprise, it wasn’t long until the kids got their hands on the book and it was decided; we were going to make natural play dough.
Living in New England, I knew exactly what we would use for our dye. Cape Cod is one of the largest producers of cranberries in the country.