The Modern Natural Dyer

The Modern Natural Dyer

A Comprehensive Guide to Dyeing Silk, Wool, Linen, and Cotton at Home

Book - 2015
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Thousands of natural materials can produce glorious colour--the cochineal insect produces pink, maroon and purple, and more than 500 species of plants produce indigo blue. Now, in The Modern Natural Dyer, expert Kristine Vejar shares the most user-friendly techniques for dyeing at home with foraged and garden-raised dyestuffs as well as with natural dye extracts. Demystifying the "magic," Vejar explains in straightforward, easy-to-follow detail how to produce consistent, long-lasting colour. With stunning photography of the dyes themselves, the dyeing process, and 20 projects for home and wardrobe, The Modern Natural Dyer is a complete resource for aspiring and experienced dye artisans.
Publisher: New York : STC Craft, 2015
Copyright Date: ©2015
ISBN: 9781617691751
Characteristics: 192 pages : colour illustrations ; 25 cm
Additional Contributors: Remington, Sara - Photographer


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Apr 12, 2017

There is some serious dyeing going on here. I have borrowed a couple of natural dyeing books and both are very extensive and comprehensive if you are ready to get into some serious dyeing with a variety of natural fibres and dyes.

This book provides a comprehensive look at dyes from nature; differences in fibers and therefore dyeing techniques required; Topics include: the basics of dyeing; collecting local flora; mordanting; various dyeing techniques; recipes using natural materials for yarns and fabric.

Extensive step by step explanation for setup of your dyeing area, and a comprehensive step by step through the process including cleanup. Charts for dyeing with extracts using various types of fiber.

Patterns are also included. Beautiful illustrations.


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