The Handbook of Natural Plant Dyes

The Handbook of Natural Plant Dyes

Personalize your Craft With Organic Colors From Acorns, Blackberries, Coffee, and Other Everyday Ingredients

Book - 2010
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Artist and designer Sasha Duerr takes the do-it-yourself movement to the next level in her new book, The Handbook of Natural Plant Dyes . Duerr demonstrates how to create complex and complimentary colors by using plants grown or resources found in the garden or collected from sidewalks and vacant lots. Simple and sustainable, her methods will work on fabrics, paper, shoes, lamp shades, wood beads, leather, and even hair. This is a book for any gardener, sewer, fabric lover, or do-it-yourselfer interested in adding safe and spectacular colors from everyday ingredients.
Publisher: Portland, Ore. : Timber Press, 2010.
ISBN: 9781604690712
Branch Call Number: 667. 26 DUE
Characteristics: 171 p. : chiefly col. ill.


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Mar 16, 2011

Nice photos and good info for the very beginner but only covers a few plants without adequate data on light/washfastness...I think the brilliant colors are a bit misleading.

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