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Botanical Dyes for Beautiful Textiles – AU Edition, India Flint

 

Artistic dyer and colourist, India Flint teaches you how to use leaves, roots, bark and flowers from the Australian bush to colour your cloth and yarn, as an ecologically sustainable alternative to synthetic dyes. The author explores the fascinating and infinite world of plant colour using a wide variety of techniques and recipes. Contents include the context of natural versus synthetic dyes, the protocol of collecting plant matter, ecological, health and safety matters in the workplace, natural dyestuffs, preparing, processing and applying dyes, using mordants, some special dye plant groups and special effects such as eco-printing. The only Australia-specific reference book currently in print on the subject, and a valuable addition to the library of the natural dye enthusiast. Large format hardback 238 pages 2008 Australia

 

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