Wild Color, Revised and Updated Edition: The Complete Guide to Making and Using Natural Dyes
ISBN: 0823058794
EAN13: 9780823058792
Language: English
Publication Date: November 16, 2010
Pages: 144
Dimensions: 0.70" H x 10.00" L x 7.60" W
Weight: 1.25 lbs.
Format: Paperback
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Book Overview
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.