Kawakawa, in your hands.
Lets think about self care, in particular, your hands. In natural dyeing, like many forms of art, your hands are your most important tools. Obvious right? Mine are often wet from being in buckets of mordant or indigo, or from rinsing fabrics. I handle prickly plants (think roses, grevillea) or plants that are poisonous (rhubarb, oxalis) or plants I may potentially have allergies to. There's the odd metal salt, vinegar and the constant washing with soaps too. If I'm not carefu