This is DH's handkerchief all bundled up with flowers and leaves that I have gathered here on Malta. It is currently sitting in the steam room in our swept-up hotel room and I'm trying to resist untying it!
Below you can see samples of dyed cotton from the exhibition I visited on Monday. You will spot some indigo, which was probably first brought to the islands in 1746 and was then used until the First World War. Most of the dye colours are in the yellowy to brown range, from plants such as pomegranate, daisies, camomile, grass and then onion skins were used for the rusty orange colours. Fibres were also used in their natural colours of white through to cream.