“Funny thing is that when I started this blog six years ago I did not know I wanted to be a teacher, but I still had a strong need to share my knowledge. I guess that’s the biggest reason I started this blog.”July, 2020
My name is Marjo and this is my natural dyeing diary. I live in Helsinki, Finland with my hubby and our two cats.
I’m a fourth generation craftsman in my family. The past 14-years I have one way or another studied and worked with craft and design. I have graduated as an clothing artisan and a textile designer. I have done a lot teaching and workshops related to textiles and textile art. At the moment I’m studying educational science, majoring in craft education. I teach all kinds of craft from sewing to crocheting for both children and adults. Natural dyeing has been my passion for about seven years now.
About the blog
I started this blog in 2014. I had just graduated as an textile designer and the last course I did was a natural dyeing course and I just loved it! I started this blog as a kind of dyers diary and wrote also a lot about other crafts I did. Then life got in the way and I didn’t write anything for about five years, but I continued my natural dyeing explorations and this blog has been a very good notebook that I could always come back to when I don’t remember how something is done. Even though I have not been active with my blog, it looks like it has had a fair amount of traffic over the years.
Fast forward to summer 2020. I’m studying to become a craft teacher and the global pandemic has turned my studies mostly distance learning from home. My life is full of exams, scientific articles and writing essays on my kitchen table. Natural dyeing has become a creative outlet. I put a pot of dye simmering in the morning , continue my studies and I have something fun to look forward as a balance for all the academic things.
I started writing this blog again, because I want to write down the new things I have learned so I can come back to them. If at the same time this blog is useful to someone else, how good would that be! Funny thing is that when I started this blog five years ago I did not know I wanted to be a teacher, but I still had a strong need to share my knowledge. I guess that’s the biggest reason I started this blog.