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A fresh new perspective on nature dyeing. This book explores the rich cultural traditions of natural colours from around the world and introduces new ways to explore natural dyeing for yourself.
Forget the complicated and smelly chemistry of the indigo vat and explore a simple way of coaxing the colour from fresh leaves, discover safe methods of extracting colour from lichen, or learn how create prints by smashing plants on fabric. See how to combine rusty metal with tannin, or onion skins with pickling alum to produce natural colours on cloth.
Explore the possibilities of natural dyeing and methods of extracting the colour. Broaden your understanding of mordants, plant a dyer’s garden, and learn new techniques.
Table of Contents:
- The Crutchley Archive: A Dyer’s Legacy by Anita Quye, Dominique Cardon, and Jenny Balfour Paul
- The Simple Magic of Fresh Indigo by John Marshall
- Botanical Printing: Art Adventures with Plant Pigments by Wendy Feldberg
- Let Us Not Dye Alone: Creating a Dye Garden by Donna Brown
- Exploring Lichens for Dyes: An Easy and Ethical Approach by Alissa Allen
- Mordants: Myths and Facts by Catharine Ellis
- Tannin and Iron by Kenya Miles
- Delicious Darkness: Mud Dyes from Africa and Asia by Keith Recker
- Keeping Traditions Alive: Mabel Burnside Myers and Navajo Dyeing by Linda Ligon
- Bringing Back Tradition with Shakil’s Batik by Satish Reddy
- Ajrakh Artist Sufiyan Khatri by Mary Anne Wise
- Kitchen Confidential: Dyeing Potholder Loops with Common Foods by Linda Ligon