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Wandering With Wayside Weeds

I’ve spent the last seven years wandering the world, teaching people from all walks of life how to use plants to dye cloth. I didn’t carry dye materials between countries because most plants yield some kind of colour and it’s better to investigate local species than import dyes, especially when producing some dyes may compromise their source environment.

Random Weaving With Greenwaste

The concept behind this work is to transform greenwaste into something useful by weaving a simple bowl. Random weaving is a traditional Japanese basketry technique used mostly for ikebana flower arrangements where the design evokes delicate birds’ nests. In this technique the material is simply woven back into itself, constructing a frame or skeleton from the bottom up.

Richard Telford

Creator of the permaculture principles calendar and the permaculture principles symbols that are used throughout this magazine.