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Romilly Swann “Colourful Skeins”

20 October 2019

Romilly Swann “Colourful Skeins”

This talk was very interesting and Romilly was both entertaining and informative. She also brought along a large selection of dyed fibres, yarns and related for display and purchase.

Romilly has many years of experience developing skills and teaching ancient technologies and crafts to a wide audience. She is a trained botanist with a Botany degree and botanical illustrator with an expansive knowledge of herb lore and crafts through history. Through her work with children from foundation years to university students, delivering cross curricular activities, she has developed her flare for inspirational and entertaining education. Known by many as ‘the lady with the flute’, she is a quirky pied piper and story teller, able to transport imagination to any place and time. She is currently the Education Manager at the Earth Trust in Oxfordshire.

Over the years Romilly has acquired and practised a great many ancient rural skills, sharing these and the context from which they came is an absolute passion. From grinding ochres, to grinding wheat, it can all help humans understand their journey. Romilly helped to build and helps run a Tudor dye house for a living history project in Wales, demonstrating natural dyeing to hundreds of schoolchildren each year.



20 October 2019
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Haddenham Village Hall
Banks Park
Haddenham, Bucks HP17 8EE

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