The Handbook of Natural Plant Dyes

The Handbook of Natural Plant Dyes

Personalize your Craft With Organic Colors From Acorns, Blackberries, Coffee, and Other Everyday Ingredients

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Workman Press.
This guide is a comprehensive introduction to plant dyeing basics with recipes for nontoxic, natural color, and instructions for gathering and growing unexpected pigment sources. Embrace the joy of slow textiles and plant craft DIY projects with The Handbook of Natural Plant Dyes.

Baker & Taylor
Provides instructions on the basics of making and using natural plant dye.

Blackwell Publishing
Artist and designer Sasha Duerr takes the do-it-yourself movement to the next level in her new book, The Handbook of Natural Plant Dyes. Duerr demonstrates how to create complex and complimentary colors by using plants grown or resources found in the garden or collected from sidewalks and vacant lots. Simple and sustainable, her methods will work on fabrics, paper, shoes, lamp shades, wood beads, leather, and even hair. This is a book for any gardener, sewer, fabric lover, or do-it-yourselfer interested in adding safe and spectacular colors from everyday ingredients.

& Taylor

Through step-by-step instructions and color-saturated photographs, textile designer Sasha Duerr explains the basics of making and using natural plant dye, from gathering materials and making the dyes to simple ideas for how to use them. --from publisher description

Publisher: Portland, Or. : Timber Press, 2010
ISBN: 9781604690712
Branch Call Number: 667.3 DUE
Characteristics: 171 p. :,col. ill. ;,21 cm.


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Mar 16, 2011

Nice photos and good info for the very beginner but only covers a few plants without adequate data on light/washfastness...I think the brilliant colors are a bit misleading.

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