Introducing Plant Dyes

Wayzgoose & Nature's Rainbow Stand A13

Ian Howard (retired) founder of Woad Inc. and Ashley Walker of Nature’s Rainbow talk about dye plants with known or potential commercial application in the UK, including: Woad (Isatis tinctoria), Weld (Reseda luteola), Madder (Rubia tinctorum), Dyer’s Chamomile (Cota tinctoria) and Dyer’s Greenweed (Genista tinctoria) growing in a 3m x 3m demonstration plot. Ian will explain his experience growing Woad and Weld commercially. As a beekeeper, Ashley can comment on how different plants serve pollinators.