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    • ISBN:9781784725532
    • Publication date:06 Dec 2018

Wild Colour

How to Make and Use Natural Dyes

By Jenny Dean

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  • £12.99

Tying in the growing trend for self sufficiency, and the recent move away from chemicals in the home Will appeal to anyone who wants to lead an eco-friendly lifestyle, or who is worried about the damaging effects of chemical dyes This book is reprinted by popular demand - there is even a Facebook fan group.

Jenny Dean's Wild Colour is the modern classic title on traditional dyeing methods. A celebration of the wealth of natural dyes that can be obtained from over 60 species of plants from common marigolds to rhubarb. Part one introduces the concept of natural dyeing and demonstrates how easy it is to get started. All the techniques are explained with step-by-step sequences and photographs. Colour charts help you to work out which method is best for each dye plant and material.Part two reveals the wide range of plants that you can use for natural dyeing. Colour swatches show the tried and tested range of colours you can extract from each plant.

Biographical Notes

Jenny Deanhas worked with dye plants and their natural dyes for over 30 years. She is the author of The Craft of Natural Dyeing, and Natural Dyeing without Chemicals. She regularly runs workshops and courses on natural dyeing and has a large collection of naturally-dyed textiles from around the world.

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  • ISBN: 9781845335694
  • Publication date: 06 Sep 2010
  • Page count: 144
  • Imprint: Mitchell Beazley
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