Editore: TIMBER PRESS  (2010)


Achieving stunning colors for your fabric, yarn, and other natural materials is almost as easy as boiling water, with ingredients as close as your spice cabinet and as plentiful as fallen leaves on an autumn day. Use turmeric for a brilliant yellow dye, or cabbage for a lovely lavender. The Handbook of Natural Plant Dyes shows just how easy it is to cultivate color with everyday ingredients found in the kitchen and garden. Through step-by-step instructions and color-saturated photographs, textile designer Sasha Duerr offers the basics of making and using natural plant dye, from gathering materials from sidewalks to cooking with color, and even planting your own dye garden. The sustainable garden-to-garment practices will inspire readers to use everyday ingredients like blackberries, figs, and mint to transform the simplest piece of fabric into a work of art. Have a picnic on a sunny turmeric-yellow tablecloth, give a baby some adorable acorn-dipped booties, craft a set of stunning black-walnut pillows, or treat yourself to a little black(berry) dress. With simple and satisfying techniques for creating rich hues in yarns and textiles, this luscious handbook shows crafters and fabric-lovers how to see colors in a whole new way. Gentle, sustainable, garden-to-garment practices will inspire knitters, sewers, and fabric lovers of all stripes to transform fiber, textiles, and even pre-loved clothes into works of art ' and to have a lot of fun in the process.

Pagg. 171, cm 23x21, brossura.
Codice ISBN: 9781604690712

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