Abigail Booth - The Wild Dyer: A guide to natural dyes & the art of patchwork & stitch - Octopus

Time remaining

  • -- days
  • -- hours
  • -- minutes
  • -- seconds
Other Formats
  • E-Book £P.O.R.
    More information
    • ISBN:9780857836007
    • Publication date:02 Jul 2018

The Wild Dyer: A guide to natural dyes & the art of patchwork & stitch

By Abigail Booth

  • Hardback
  • £16.99

`By teaching you the foundations of natural dyeing, and guiding you through the simple stitch techniques, this book will allow you to dip in and out of projects while learning how to forage for and grow your own dye plants.'

`By teaching you the foundations of natural dyeing, and guiding you through the simple stitch techniques, this book will allow you to dip in and out of projects while learning how to forage for and grow your own dye plants.' In The Wild Dyer, Abigail Booth demystifies the `magic' of natural dyeing and shows how to use the results to stunning effect in 15 exquisite patchwork and stitch projects, including a drawstring forager's bag, an apron, samplers, cushions and a reversible patchwork blanket. Focusing on how to grow or gather your own dyeing materials - from onion and avocado skins to chamomile and comfrey, nettles and acorns - as well as scouring, mordanting (using fixative) and setting up a dye vat, Abigail explains how to create effective dyes. And once you have them, how you can produce beautiful, contemporary textiles that can then be used to create projects that build on your skills.

Biographical Notes

Abigail Booth and her partner (Max Bainbridge hand-carves spoons, boards and bowls and is the author of The Urban Woodsman, Kyle Books 2016) set up Forest-and-Found together after graduating from Chelsea College of Art and Design in 2013. Based in a workshop in East London, they create products that celebrate craftsmanship and demonstrate their shared love of making and working with natural materials.

  • Other details

  • ISBN: 9780857833952
  • Publication date: 26 Oct 2017
  • Page count: 160
  • Imprint: Kyle Books
Kyle Books

The Herbal Remedy Handbook

Kim Walker, Vicky Chown
Authors:
Kim Walker, Vicky Chown

With self-care, mindfulness and mental health being at the forefront of the popular consciousness, taking control of your health has never felt so important. And learning about herbs and how they can treat and heal ailments and conditions is a good place to start.The Herbal Remedy Handbook is a collection of practical remedies for home care. It is an ailment and recipe-led reference for first-aid, simple conditions such as coughs and colds, and helpful self-management techniques for more complex conditions such as anxiety and eczema. From vinegars and tonics, creams and balms to syrups and teas, all the recipes use easily accessible, bought, foraged or grown ingredients for you to create your own herbal healthkit.An indispensable guide for the beginner or the budding herbalist, The Herbal Remedy Handbook is filled with tried-and-tested recipes that will inspire you to make your own remedies.

Ilex Press

Make & Mend

Jessica Marquez
Authors:
Jessica Marquez
Mitchell Beazley

RHS Design Outdoors

Matthew Keightley
Authors:
Matthew Keightley
Kyle Books

Pallet Style

Nikkita Palmer
Authors:
Nikkita Palmer
Mitchell Beazley

RHS Colour Companion

Dr Ross Bayton, Richard Sneesby
Authors:
Dr Ross Bayton, Richard Sneesby

Whether you are planning a brand-new garden or looking for complementary plants to add to your existing one, RHS Colour Companion is an inspirational and highly practical sourcebook of ideas for incorporating colour into your garden.An introductory section explains the basics of colour in plants and how it can be harnessed, and colour-themed chapters then focus on each colour's uses in the garden. A gallery of garden elements for each colour then follows - from foliage and flowers to bark, fruit, berries and even hard landscaping materials. Each plant in the gallery is supported with cultivation guidance and suggestions for incorporating it into a planting plan for maximum impact.Advice is accompanied by tips for planting plans and photographs to help you visualize the finished effect.

Kyle Books

Mid-Century Modern Living

Mark Hampshire, Keith Stephenson
Authors:
Mark Hampshire, Keith Stephenson
Kyle Books

Wood & Steam

Charlie Whinney
Authors:
Charlie Whinney

In this beautifully compiled book, Charlie Whinney, the UK's leading expert on the topic, shares the secrets of the unique and magical craft of steam-bending. Although his creations look quite impossible, the reader will soon discover that wood can be made to behave in remarkable ways with the application of a little heat and steam. Charlie guides you through the ecological sourcing of wood for your projects and then, with practical instructions, reveals how to create your own steam-bent masterpieces. Form a wooden coathanger in the embers of a campfire, create perfectly round wooden hoops using just a saucepan and a mug, or use the steam from a kettle to shape a beautiful fruit bowl.With step-by-step instructions and inspiring photography from Charlie's workshop in the Lake District, this will make the perfect gift for anyone interested in developing a new skill.

Mitchell Beazley

Farrow & Ball Recipes for Decorating

Joa Studholme
Authors:
Joa Studholme

Farrow & Ball Recipes for Decorating offers winning colour combinations created by the experts at Farrow & Ball for every room in your home. At the heart of the book are 13 case studies of inspirational homes, from city apartments to country cottages, explored in turn to reveal how selecting the right range of colours can create a harmonious whole. For each case study there is a detailed colour palette recipe and a menu of ideas to copy. Colour is then considered room by room, showing how to combine colour with light and space to get the most of every area of the house, be it a large kitchen or a compact study.

Kyle Books

The Paper Florist

Suzi Mclaughlin
Authors:
Suzi Mclaughlin

Paper flowers are not only beautiful, but also incredibly versatile. They can be used to create everything from simple home decorations and gorgeous gifts to unique centrepieces and decorative one-off bouquets, all made from the most basic and inexpensive materials. Suzi McLaughlin's step-by-step tutorials cover a beautiful array of flowers including bluebells, peonies, poppies, cherry blossom and more, and will teach everything you need to know. Make delicate lifelike flowers, or let your imagination run wild and use Suzi's techniques to create playful hybrids. Adorn your home with colour and style with just a few simple steps.The flowers are accompanied by templates for every shape used in the book, as well as instructions on how to display your creations to their full potential. Whether you want to make a gloriously blousy bouquet, a bejewelled cherry blossom branch or an impressive floral centrepiece, this book is sure to delight and inspire.

Ilex Press

You Will be Able to Draw by the End of This Book: Coloured Pencils

Jake Spicer
Authors:
Jake Spicer
Aster

Thinking on My Feet

Kate Humble
Authors:
Kate Humble

Ilex Press

Moon

Alexandra Loske, Robert Massey
Authors:
Alexandra Loske, Robert Massey

A source of light in the dark of night and our ever-changing cosmic companion, the Moon has fascinated humankind since we first gazed into the sky. In this extensively illustrated and illuminating volume, art historian Alexandra Loske and astronomer Robert Massey present a rich and curious history. From its violent birth through to the exhilarating story of the Space Race and current exploration efforts, discover the many faces of the Moon and how they have shaped humanity's existence.

Aster

Skin Food

Sophie Thompson
Authors:
Sophie Thompson
Kyle Books

Revive your Garden

Nick Bailey
Authors:
Nick Bailey

Focusing on simple ideas, techniques and design solutions that anyone can achieve, Nick's guidance will instil the reader with the confidence to tackle restoring any space. His advice will include all the vital steps, beginning with assessing and understanding your site and progressing through the pruning and layering of existing planting, and the shaping of your space, to what to plant in specific areas and how to wow with unusual choices. Nick will also give advice on what to do and when to do it, with seasonal guidance on the best times to undertake basic tasks, so that reviving your garden becomes both satisfying and rewarding.

Ilex Press

The Collage Ideas Book

Alannah Moore
Authors:
Alannah Moore

Collage allows your creativity to run riot. It lets you juxtapose disparate elements, styles, and media against each other and create something entirely novel, bizarre, arresting, beautiful, ironic, or unsettling. Old and new can be fused together; the digital and hand-made can be combined.What you can create with collage knows no bounds.This little book is full of big ideas from contemporary collage artists to inspire you to think differently. With a new idea on every page, you will discover fresh ways of tackling the medium to create work that is original and exciting.

Mitchell Beazley

RHS Little Book of Small-Space Gardening

Kay Maguire
Authors:
Kay Maguire

Make the most of your balconies and windowsills with this handy gardening guide from the author of the award-winning RHS Grow Your Own Crops in Pots.RHS Little Book of Small-space Gardening is packed with practical information and inspirational ideas for anyone who wants to grow plants in a variety of outside spaces, from balconies to stairways, windowsills to doorsteps. Look inside to discover a host of creative step-by-step projects, such as speedy salads, wildlife pots, fragrant baskets and green garden walls. Handy plant profiles tell you what's best to grow in a variety of conditions, such as wind, shade and drought.Whether you choose to start with a simple pot or tackle a more ambitious project, with this beautifully illustrated book you'll soon see how even the smallest spaces can be amazing growing spaces.

Mitchell Beazley

RHS Little Book of Happy Houseplants

Holly Farrell
Authors:
Holly Farrell

Growing indoors has never been easier or more fun. Become a star gardener without leaving your home with this beginner's guide to houseplants for the whole family.Whatever the size of your home, and even if you don't have much spare time on your hands, house plants are an exciting way to bring some low-maintenance greenery into your life. As well as looking luscious, house plants improve air quality and our sense of well-being - and caring for them is an endlessly enchanting hobby for both adults and children. See how a knobbly ginger root sprouts huge exotic leaves, or how plants can grow without any soil at all. Children can get up close and personal with the natural world and try their hand at growing with ease. Best of all, the plants provide year-round interest and there's never any need to go out into the rain. In RHS Little Book of Happy House Plants, every technique and project is explained and illustrated in clear, down-to-earth steps. Even beginners will want to have a go!

Ilex Press

The Complete Guide to Drones

Adam Juniper
Authors:
Adam Juniper

"It's the book I tell everyone who asks me about drones to to buy" Thomas Greer, organisers of FPVLeague.co.uk - the drone racing league"Awesome. The book captures every topic and is accessible for everyone from journos needing proper info, through newbies to experienced fliers and photo/videographers. Clear images and well humoured i am delighted!" - Dominic Robinson, organiser of the International Drone Day (UK), part of a global event.The only thing growing faster than the drone market is the amount of misinformation about them. Almost overnight popular drones like the instantly reconginsable DJI Phantom have created a billion-dollar industry, with a foothold in everything from movie-making to the toy market.This book shows you everything there is to know about drones/multicopters/UAVs (including what really is the correct term for them) in plain, jargon-free English. Find out how to: · Choose the right drone for you· Build them· Fly them· Capture amazing photos and videos from aboveThe text is accompanied with clear illustrations and brand-new photography.Also included is a complete step-by-step project to build your own modestly-priced drone - great as a first step into the world of drones; fun for one, perfect as an educational project for parent and child.In addition there is a layman's guide to the crucial legal issues around drone flying, and there is an accompanying website with video clips and commmunity links. This book is all you need to take to the skies!

Ilex Press

Draw Faces in 15 Minutes

Jake Spicer
Authors:
Jake Spicer

Yes, you can draw! And Draw Faces in 15 Minutes will show you how. By the time you finish this book, you'll have all the skills you need to achieve a striking likeness in a drawn portrait.Artist and life drawing expert Jake Spicer takes you through a series of carefully crafted tutorials, from how to put together a basic portrait sketch to developing your portraits and then taking your drawings further. From understanding and constructing the head and shaping the hair, to checking the relationships of the features and achieving a lifelike expression, every aspect of the portrait process is examined, along with advice on which materials to use and how to find a model.

Kyle Books

Chickens

Suzie Baldwin
Authors:
Suzie Baldwin