Wild Color

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Watson-Guptill Publications, 1999 - Crafts & Hobbies - 144 pages
This practical and inspiring book is a celebration of the colors that can be obtained from over 65 species of plants - from the common marigolds and rhubarb to the classic dye plants such as madder and indigo. Stunning photography and expert advice make Wild Color the essential guide to growing and using plants to make natural dyes. Whether you are an experimental crafts-person, a beginning or experienced dyer, or a gardener interested in new uses for traditional plants, this is the essential natural dye sourcebook for you.

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User Review  - Marared9 - LibraryThing

Excellent reference for the new or experienced dyer. This manual of natural dyeing thoroughly explains the use of mordants and assistants, extraction of dyes from plants, and various dyeing techniques ... Read full review

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User Review  - Pferdina - LibraryThing

There are two sections of this book. First, a detailed discussion of dyeing techniques and how to get the most from your dyes. Second, a catalog of dye plants which includes how to grow them, how to ... Read full review

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About the author (1999)

Jenny Dean is a linguist, lecturer, and experimental dyer who has a business supplying natural dyes and runs workshops on natural dyeing.

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