Learn how to create colour & dye textiles naturally with simple yet comprehensive instructions on how to naturally dye fibre & fabrics. This natural dye book covers the entire process from start to finish. With simple yet comprehensive instructions on how to extract colour from plants and dye natural fibre in any form. Whether you’re working with cellulose or animal fibres, I have included detailed instructions on how to handle both.
The book starts with an introduction to the process & discusses the endless possibilities of plant-based colours. I discuss the various & sometimes surprising sources of natural dye & the best way to get started with this beautiful art form.
Natural Dyeing explores the versatility of plant-based dyes, from understanding, choosing and preparing your fibre for dyeing to foraging for your dyes and the different dyeing methods used. You can then put your skills to the test with eight projects, including a Silk-dyed Bandana, plant-dyed linen bags, and a Korean-style Cloth used to wrap gifts.
Natural Dyeing inspires you to experiment with natural dyes to give old garments a new lease of life or introduce natural colour into your home textiles or wardrobe.
The book is available to purchase directly here, or through independent bookstores, Bawn Textiles in Glasgow & Scout, my favourite Dublin store. (If you know of any other independent shops stocking the book, please let me know so I can include them here 🙂 x Kathryn