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During Adders are Amazing! we worked with a local St Davids sewing group, The Stitchy Witches, and Women’s Institute groups, to create a magical ‘adder’ quilt. Working with fabric artist Sian Lester, we spent two days creating naturally dyed fabrics from plants found in adder habitat. The process involved going out as a group to collect the plants from verges and hedgerows, and then returning to an indoor workshop session to extract the dyes, and prepare and dye the fabric pieces. This activity works wonderfully to bring people together; to help them consider the natural environment in which the adder lives; and to create something beautiful to celebrate and spread a positive adder message.