Hi, I’m Marylene, gatherer, natural dyester, wild brewster, fiberartist, living in Finistère, Brittany – France.

This blog is about my experiments with herbal dyes and what I create with the fibres I’ve dyed. It’s also about my plants, my garden and the magic of Brittany. My life and work is all about colours, symbols, rhythms and femininity.


12 thoughts on “About

  1. Susan B


    I just discovered your blog. I am so excited to have found your posts about fermented dyes. I just have sheared my Cormo sheep and I am new to the fiber world. I am in Upstate New York. Since I cannot get to your workshops where could I go to find more information on how to do the fermented dyes. I am a beginner but have a hundred acres of forest and fields at the farm. If your ever in New York come to the farm and do a workshop!!!

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    1. marylenelynx

      Hello Susan, thanks for the invitation 🙂
      I’m glad you found this blog, I will post more about this fermentation dye method soon. There is not much information on the internet, as far as I know. It is a ancient dye technique but there are only a handful (French) dyers rediscovering and experimenting with it.


  2. Lydia

    Hello – I am very interested in natural dyeing and would love to experiment with fermentation dyeing which would reduce the amount of energy needed to produce dyes and preserve the yarn. Today, I harvested St John’s Wort which grows in abundance where I live. Not sure what to do next but for now I will put it in a jar with filtered water and leave it to ferment. Thank you for your lovely blog and I look forward to reading more.


    1. marylene

      Hello Lydia, sorry for my late reply. I didn’t notice your comment until today ! I will try to explain more of the fermentation technique I use as some as I can. Actually I’m not dyeing anything for the moment but I probably will, as soon as the sun will decide to reappear 🙂 Thank you for your comment!


  3. Gaëlita

    I am not far away from you in Britanny and I am a very beginner in herbal DYE and get miserable result… I am graphic designer and screen printer. Do you propose any workshop ? Otherwise, is it possible to meet you and exchange about dye ? Here is my phone numbers : zero, six, five, two, seven, three, zero, zero, six, six. Feel free to use my Email as well. I love the place you live in. Hope to see you. Bye. G.


    1. marylene

      Hello Gaëlita, sorry for my late reply ! I’m not giving dye workshops because the technique I use takes a lot of time, weeks or months even. Also I’m more of a experimentalist and I don’t feel confident enough to teach others about fermented dyes. Yes, maybe we can meet some day, I live close to Huelgoat, but for the moment I’m doing different things, not to much dyeing in fact, I’ve posted about it today on my blog 🙂


  4. Saat Ellite

    Bonjour, je viens de découvrir ton blog qui est très intéressant. Peut-on te suivre sur Instagram ? Belle continuation, et au plaisir 😉


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  6. Good afternoon I am an admin member of a Facebook group concerned with natural fermentation dyeing. I was looking for some interesting things to share with our members and came across your blog. I have provided a link for the members. Thank you for sharing your work. I will follow with interest. You would be very welcome to join, post or comment on the page here is the link, you would be very welcome.


    Kind regards



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