About this blog

50-something introvert with a gazillion creative interests and trying to work on all or most some of them in between chronic health issues.

I enjoy connecting and sharing about most any subjects really – I’m addicted to learning new things. As the blog grows, subjects evolve, are added, and others slide into the background for a while.

In the beginning there was plant dyeing along with some knitting and spinning. I enjoy painting, photography, and photo editing, if pictures and colour are involved, I’m hooked. I’ve been teaching myself about weaving. With making fabric comes improving my sewing skills, and on the bucket list is among other things bookbinding. And so it goes, skipping along, sometimes going round in circles.

It appears that working with my hands is necessary to keep my imagination and my brain alive. Amazing discovery. I may talk about such things too once in a while.

We live in the country, in a small house in a windtunnel surrounded by nothing but fields. Can’t imagine living in a place where I can’t see the horizon! Unless it’s a forest, which would make me very happy too. A selection of animal friends also occupy the premises, often competing with a pile of books for my attention.

All images are my original work unless otherwise stated. Please do not use or copy them without asking, as well as crediting and providing a link to my blog. Pinning is fine too under those conditions. Thank you!

You can also find me here:

Artist website
The “real” colourcottage

What I don’t blog about

Last updated February 2018

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På dansk

Farvehytten (<- nu med dansk blog!) var en titel min mand fandt på da jeg havde ledt og ledt efter et domænenavn som ikke allerede var optaget. Og det passer meget godt, vi bor i en lille knaldhytte på landet og jeg tænker stort set ikke på andet end farver, jeg spinder, farver garn, strikker, væver, maler, fotograferer, nyder naturen.

Men man kan også gå og tulle for meget rundt for sig selv har jeg opdaget. Det tog lidt tid, for jeg er rigtig GOD til at underholde mig selv, men inspiration kommer ikke kun indefra, den kommer i høj grad ved at dele med andre og suge alt til sig som verden har at dele. Kommunikation skal der til for ikke at gå i stå. Så jeg håber at lære en masse, få øvet mig i at skrive og danne interessenetværk på tværs af grænser, hvorfor jeg primært skriver på engelsk.

Plantefarvningsemner om sommeren og alt muligt andet om vinteren gætter jeg på.

Jeg elsker når folk giver kommentarer for at få en dialog i gang!

Opdateret 22. juli 2016

22 thoughts on “About this blog”

  1. Yes, I SO agree with what you said about what happens when you start working with your hands … it really does open the door to creativity! =D


  2. Many thanks for choosing to follow my blog. I hope you will continues to find posts that interest you. I have had a quick dip into your site and have enjoyed very much what I have seen. I shall be returning … very soon!


  3. I’ve nominated you for the Reader Appreciation Award! http://fibercrush.wordpress.com/2012/10/01/reader-appreciation-award/ In particular, I enjoy reading about your natural dye experiments.


  4. supernova said:

    Hi Pia, I find it a privilege and pleasure to nominate you for the ‘Blog of the Year 2012 Award’
    Please find all you need to know about this award from:


    Congratulations and my very best wishes to you, SN


  5. Reading this, is like looking in a mirror… ;-). We have a lot in common. Isn’t one of the great things of internet that it enables us to, like you said, ‘meet’ people you otherwise would never get to know! Love your dyework and I haven’t even browse your blog entirely! Love to hear more from your! Have a nice weekend! Best wishes, Alexandra.


  6. Holy moly. Your home is beautiful! You’re living one of my dreams. I love the concept of your blog. Am going to tiptoe through it now….


  7. Stopped by after you visited my site. I absolutely love your blog and will be stopping by often.


  8. Cool Pia 😀
    IRGENDWIE, kommt mir dieses weiße Haus SEHR bekannt vor !
    Ich glaube darin wohnen 2 SEHR nette Menschen
    Schön das Du eine neue Plattform für Deine Foto´s hast


  9. Hi Pia! Thanx a lot for your help, but I still don’t get it… 🙂 Glad to have come across your blog, via WP-help… I love your country… 🙂 you can see my address, so I’d be grateful and thankful for your help… good night and friendly hugs, Mélanie – Toulouse, France

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  10. Looking for information on black currant dye mordants lead me to your site – I too have Fibromyalgia (a long time diagnosed). My husband’s ancestors are from Denmark and Sweden, mine from Germany, so will be reading more of your blog as time allows.


  11. What a beautiful place to be, fileld with beauty, wonder and creativity. I will look forward to more of your wonderful blog.


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