In the coming months we are working on developing a community garden to build an understanding of how natural dyeing is used in the creation of beautiful cloth.
'Crop to Cloth' ('Cnwd i Frethyn' in Welsh) is a new initiative being launched by Tecstiliau to create a community garden along side our space at Y Bedol, Bethel, Gwynedd. Over the coming months we will be seeking funding opportunities to help us develop our design.
However, we are also seeking the support of our community to help provide match funding for the garden. Our basic design will include raised beds, paths, hedging and plenty of plants. We hope this outdoor space will also bring with it more living life to our community space. Our aim is to use the winter months to develop the foundations of our garden so that we can begin planting in Spring/Summer 2021. CLICK HERE to go to our DONATE button.
How can you help? Firstly, we are seeking donations to help with our match funding. All donations from December 2020 to May 2021 will go toward this initiative and to help with the construction on site. If you are interested in volunteering to help build the garden then please keep an eye out for our volunteer call in early 2021. Finally, we will be planting, if you have any dye plants that you would like to see in the garden and are able to grow from seeds or cuttings then please start thinking of saving some plants as you propagate this season and let us know by email.