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The wild dyer : a maker's guide to natural dyes with projects to create and stitch

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First edition.

Fabrics colored with natural dyes have a beauty and subtlety all of their own. Onion and avocado skins, chamomile and birch bark, and nettles and acorns can produce lovely, ethereal colors and effects. The Wild Dyer demystifies this eco-conscious art, focusing on foraging and growing dying materials; repurposing kitchen trimmings; making and using long-lasting dyes; and creating stitched projects. Workspace setup, equipment, and fabric choices and care are all discussed. Beautiful photographs and easy-to-follow instructions illustrate how to make eight exquisite household items, from a drawstring bag to a gardener's smock and a reversible patchwork blanket. The Wild Dyer is a complete guide for both beginners and experienced artists seeking to expand their knowledge of this increasingly popular craft.

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Record details

  • ISBN: 9781616898410
  • ISBN: 1616898410
  • Physical Description: 159 pages : full color photographs ; 24 cm
  • Edition: First edition.
  • Publisher: Hudson, New York : Princeton Architectural Press, [2019]

Content descriptions

General Note:
First published in Great Britain in 2017 by Kyle Books, an imprint of Kyle Cathie Limited.
Includes index (pages 156-157).
Formatted Contents Note:
In the Kitchen -- The Dyer's Garden -- Summer Foraging -- Autumn Foraging -- Reference.
Summary, etc.:
Fabrics colored with natural dyes have a beauty and subtlety all of their own. Onion and avocado skins, chamomile and birch bark, and nettles and acorns can produce lovely, ethereal colors and effects. The Wild Dyer demystifies this eco-conscious art, focusing on foraging and growing dying materials; repurposing kitchen trimmings; making and using long-lasting dyes; and creating stitched projects. Workspace setup, equipment, and fabric choices and care are all discussed. Beautiful photographs and easy-to-follow instructions illustrate how to make eight exquisite household items, from a drawstring bag to a gardener's smock and a reversible patchwork blanket. The Wild Dyer is a complete guide for both beginners and experienced artists seeking to expand their knowledge of this increasingly popular craft.
Target Audience Note:
General Adult.
Subject: CRAFTS & HOBBIES / Dye.
CRAFTS & HOBBIES / Quilts & Quilting.
CRAFTS & HOBBIES / Fiber Arts & Textiles.
Sewing.
Patchwork > Patterns.
Dye plants.
Dyes and dyeing, Domestic.
Dyes and dyeing > Textile fibers.


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