Michelle Darwin

Growing & Creating Colours

Roots & Table is a colour farm and dye garden for growing and harvesting vibrant colours from plants. This spring, my husband Calvin, and I will be trading our bustling downtown balcony garden for four acres of rolling farmland in the beautiful Annapolis Valley, Nova Scotia. From a fairly rough patch of land, we intend to create a beautiful garden overflowing with flowers and plants with which we can make a veritable array of stunning colour.

Creating colour from plants combines our deep love for craft with our desire to connect with the land. The dye process requires slowing down, selecting plants, sourcing water, creating a colour bath, waiting while the goods are dyed, and hanging them on a line to dry. It is a whole process that brings with it layers of history, meaning, and connection with the local region.

Visit the Roots & Table website
Read our story and learn about our garden and dye studio.

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We will be sharing our creative explorations as we go. Follow to learn about our textiles, yarns, handmade goods, and natural dye workshops.