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Interviews | March 17, 2014

Shawn Donley: IMG Peter Stark: The Powells.com Interview

Peter StarkIt's hard to believe that 200 years ago, the Pacific Northwest was one of the most remote and isolated regions in the world. In 1810, four years... Continue »
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Wild Color: The Complete Guide to Making and Using Natural Dyes by Jenny Dean
Wild Color: The Complete Guide to Making and Using Natural Dyes

emmer, July 25, 2010

now, of course, the new edition is not yet available, so i can't say much about it. but i can speak to the quality of the 1999 edition. that book, now out of print, is by far the most useful book i have read on the subjects of growing and using dye plants. ms dean has managed to make the science accessible to the novice dyer with plain english. the technique pictures clearly show what the words describe. the color pictures showing results of a given dye on different fibers, or use of different mordants and modifiers are very helpful. i am a much better gardener than dyer, and i recognize that her descriptions of many dye plants and her growing instructions are valuable as well.
i have already pre-ordered the new edition.
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