Monday, August 29, 2016

REVIEW Natural Color: Vibrant Plant Dye Projects for Your Home and Wardrobe

Natural Color: Vibrant Plant Dye Projects for Your Home and Wardrobe


A beautiful book of seasonal projects for using the brilliant spectrum of colors derived from plants to naturally dye your clothing and home textiles.

Organized by season, Natural Color is a beautifully photographed guide to the full range of plant dyes available, drawn from commonly found fruits, flowers, trees, and herbs, with accompanying projects. Using sustainable methods and artisanal techniques, designer, artist, and professor Sasha Duerr details achievable ways to apply these limitless color possibilties to your home and wardrobe. Whether you are new to dyeing or more practiced, Duerr's clear and simple ingredients lists, step-by-step instructions, and detailed breakouts on techniques such as shibori, dip-dye, and block printing will ensure beautiful results. With recipes to dye everything from dresses and sweaters to rugs and napkins, Natural Color will inspire fashion enthusiasts, home decorators, textile lovers, and everyone else who wants to bring more color into their life.   

My Review

If you have not read my profile I am a knitter and crocheter who loves to Dye her own raw natural yarns like cotton and wool. This book is a true gem, It shows you how to dye naturally with plants like flowers and vegetables. The color spectrum you can get from nature are amazing. I have some raw Wool I am going to try to dye with Hibiscus Flowers once I can find someone with some lol.  This book will walk you step by step on how to extracts the color from the plant and how to dye the yarn to HOLD the color in and not wash out. So glad I got to review this book because I am sick of dying with Kool aid and harsh dyes. 
I received this book FREE in exchange for my honest opinions. 
Thank you Blogging for books for the opportunity.

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