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Wild Color: the Complete Guide To Making and Using Natural Dyesby Jenny Dean
Synopses & Reviews
Crafters who value working with environmentally friendly materials will appreciate the expert guidance in this clear guide to growing and using plants to make exquisite dyes in a broad range of colors. Demystifying the process, the book answers all the questions asked about using natural dyes, helping readers to avoid commonly encountered pitfalls. More than sixty plants that can be grown widely are discussed, with complete information on how to cultivate and work with them in extracting dyes. Clear and simple explanations of techniques are accompanied by helpful, step-by-step photographs. A practical ring-bound format features a separate section of color swatches cross-referenced to the best dye plants to achieve each hue.
The best resource on natural dyeing is back, updated to make your colorful hobby even more beautiful and rewarding.
A practical and inspiring guide to creating and using natural dyes from plants, Wild Color, Revised and Updated Edition, offers the latest information on current environmentally friendly dyeing techniques and more than 65 species of plants and natural dyestuffs.
This comprehensive book outlines all the necessary equipment, how to select fibers and plant parts, choose the right methods for mordanting and dyeing, test color modifiers and the fastness of dyed colors, and obtain a range of gorgeous colors from every plant, from alter to woad, shown in more than 250 swatches.
Wild Color, Revised and Updated Edition, is the all-in-one resource for fiber enthusiasts, including knitters, sewers, and weavers; gardeners who are interested in new uses for traditional dye plants; and eco-conscious DIYers who want authoritative information about the natural dyeing process and the plants that are essential to it.
About the Author
Jenny Dean owns and runs a small mail order business specializing in natural dyes, and is the author of The Craft of Natural Dyeing and Natural Dyeing without Chemicals. Dean regularly runs workshops and courses on natural dyeing.
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