The Wild Dyer: A Maker's Guide to Natural Dyes with Projects to Create and Stitch (Learn How to Forage for Plants, Prepare Textiles f
ISBN: 1616898410
EAN13: 9781616898410
Language: English
Pages: 160
Dimensions: 1.00" H x 9.00" L x 8.00" W
Weight: 2.00 lbs.
Format: Hardcover

The Wild Dyer: A Maker's Guide to Natural Dyes with Projects to Create and Stitch (Learn How to Forage for Plants, Prepare Textiles f

Book Overview
Fabrics colored with natural dyes have a beauty and subtlety all of their own. Onion and avocado skins, chamomile and birch bark, and nettles and acorns can produce lovely, ethereal colors and effects. The Wild Dyer demystifies this ecoconscious art, focusing on foraging and growing dying materials; repurposing kitchen trimmings; making and using long-lasting dyes; and creating stitched projects. Workspace setup, equipment, and fabric choices and care are all discussed. Beautiful photographs and easy-to-follow instructions illustrate how to make fifteen exquisite household items, from a drawstring bag to a gardener's smock and a reversible patchwork blanket. The Wild Dyer is a complete guide for both beginners and experienced artists seeking to expand their knowledge of this increasingly popular craft.