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12. Fabric

Plants made us who we are today. With woven plant fibres we protected ourselves from cold, we made baskets to carry our goods, we built shelters, we created. Fabric enabled migration, protection, storage, settlement. And plants enabled fabric (well, initially anyway!)

DIY: Dyeing With Turmeric

How-ToThe Planthunter's DIY guide to dyeing with turmeric. No bells, no whistles, just turmeric powder, vinegar, water and fabric. Voila!

Recipe: Turmeric & Semolina Cake a.k.a Sfoof

HarvestWe love food, we love the colour yellow, and turmeric is our plant of the month. So, we made a yellow cake from turmeric, and ate it too. It was truly delicious! Here's the recipe.

Fleur Wood: 20-ish Cheeky Questions

PeopleFleur Wood is one of Australia's leading fashion designers, known for her ephemeral, highly detailed women's clothing, often with a vintage, floral twist. Given this month's theme is Fabric, we tracked her down on the streets of New York for an interview. Here is what she said...

Silk: It’s Just Leaves & Spit

Art & DesignIt’s steamy and lush. A big muddy river is coursing between verdant mountains and under thunderously grey…

Plant File: Turmeric

BotanicaA short guide to growing turmeric in your garden.

The Mallows We Weave

BotanicaOccasionally I get so obsessed with a family of plants that I stalk each member thoroughly, to…

India Flint: The Botanical Alchemist

PeopleIndia Flint is a botanical alchemist. She dips, dyes and weaves magic into fabrics she…

Adventures With Sour Sobs & Lichen

CultureI grew up in the 70’s with a slightly hippy and very crafty Mum who spun wool,…

DIY: Pretty Up Your Pots!

How-ToMake a woven pot cover out of old clothes with this DIY project inspired by this months theme…

Hannah Carrol Harris: Chlorophyta

Art & DesignHannah Carroll Harris is a Sydney based visual artist interested in creating unexpected encounters with nature. She does…

Brooke Holm: Up!

Art & DesignBrooke Holm has a penchant for aerial photography. One day, when feeling a little uninspired, she impulsively…

Floral Fantastic: A Chat with Megan Park

PeopleFashion Designer Megan Park’s shop on Gertrude Street, Fitzroy, has the most amazing door handle I have…