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    • ISBN:9781845335694
    • Publication date:06 Sep 2010

Wild Colour

How to Make and Use Natural Dyes

By Jenny Dean

  • Hardback
  • £16.99

A celebration of the wealth of natural dyes that can be obtained from plants, from the common marigold to rhubarb.

This practical and inspiring guide to creating and using natural dyes from plants, offers information on current environmentally friendly dyeing techniques and more than 65 species of plants and natural dyestuffs.

This comprehensive book outlines how to:

Select fibres and plant parts
Choose the right methods for mordanting and dyeing
Obtain a range of gorgeous colours from every plant.

Wild Colour is the all-in-one resource for fibre enthusiasts, including knitters, sewers and weavers gardeners who are interested in new uses for traditional dye plants and eco-conscious DIYers who want authoritative information about the natural dyeing process and the plants that are essential for it.

Biographical Notes

Jenny Dean has been working with natural dyes for four decades. She lectures on natural dyeing and has written widely on the subject. Her books include Colours from Nature and A Heritage of Colour.

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  • ISBN: 9781784725532
  • Publication date: 06 Dec 2018
  • Page count: 144
  • Imprint: Mitchell Beazley
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