Wild Color : The Complete Guide to Making and Using Natural Dyes
This book authored by Jenny Dean and Karen Diadick Casselman is 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 fibres and plant parts, choose the right methods for mordanting and dyeing, test colour modifiers and the fastness of dyed colors, and obtain a range of gorgeous colours 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 fibre 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.
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