Wild Color

The Complete Guide to Making and Using Natural Dyes

Author: Jenny Dean,Karen Diadick Casselman

Publisher: Clarkson Potter

ISBN: 9780823058792

Category: Crafts & Hobbies

Page: 144

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Counsels beginner through experienced dyers on how to dye all types of fibers using traditional plants in new ways, providing step-by-step, swatch-complemented instructions for 250 options using more than 65 plant species. Original.
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The Cultural History of Plants

Author: Sir Ghillean Prance,Mark Nesbitt

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1135958114

Category: Gardening

Page: 460

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This valuable reference will be useful for both scholars and general readers. It is both botanical and cultural, describing the role of plant in social life, regional customs, the arts, natural and covers all aspects of plant cultivation and migration and covers all aspects of plant cultivation and migration. The text includes an explanation of plant names and a list of general references on the history of useful plants.
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Natural Color

Vibrant Plant Dye Projects for Your Home and Wardrobe

Author: Sasha Duerr

Publisher: Watson-Guptill

ISBN: 1607749378

Category: Crafts & Hobbies

Page: 272

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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 artisinal techniques, designer, artist, and professor Sasha Duerr details achievable ways to apply these limitless color possibilities 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.
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The Handbook of Natural Plant Dyes

Personalize Your Craft with Organic Colors from Acorns, Blackberries, Coffee, and Other Everyday Ingredients

Author: Sasha Duerr

Publisher: Timber Press

ISBN: 9781604690712

Category: Crafts & Hobbies

Page: 172

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Through step-by-step instructions and color-saturated photographs, textile designer Sasha Duerr explains the basics of making and using natural plant dye, from gathering materials and making the dyes to simple ideas for how to use them. --from publisher description
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Tie-Dye

Dye It, Wear It, Share It

Author: Shabd Simon-Alexander

Publisher: Potter Craft

ISBN: 0307965740

Category: Crafts & Hobbies

Page: 160

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THE MODERN TWIST ON TIE-DYE Tie-dye has grown up and resurfaced as one of today’s most inspired looks. Whether dip-dye, shibori, ombré, or the traditional circle pattern, the new take on tie-dye is amazingly fresh, fashionable, and fun. In Tie-Dye: Dye It, Wear It, Share It, acclaimed fashion designer and artist Shabd Simon-Alexander shares her techniques for creating the innovative styles that make her own hand-dyed collection so popular. Packed with Shabd’s design secrets, color guidance, expert tips on making each piece distinctly your own, and twenty-two step-by-step projects for garments, accessories, and home décor items, this book will soon have you creating sophisticated dresses, leggings, scarves, tees, and more. Once you experience tie-dye like this, you’ll never think of it the same way again!
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The Weaver's Studio - Woven Shibori

Revised and Updated

Author: Catharine Ellis

Publisher: F+W Media, Inc.

ISBN: 1632503573

Category: Crafts & Hobbies

Page: 128

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Rediscover Woven Shibori In this update of the classic Woven Shibori, master weaver Catharine Ellis teaches weavers of all skill levels how to create beautiful dyed woven cloth, using environmentally friendly natural dyes. Shibori is a traditional Japanese technique, in which a piece of cloth is shaped by folding, stitching, tying, or wrapping then dyed to create stunning color patterns. Ellis developed a method of weaving resist warp and weft threads directly into the cloth and shared her findings in her breakthrough book. Featuring all-new information on working with natural dyes and dozens of new photographs, this revised edition is an invaluable resource for weavers. It features: Techniques for incorporating shibori into two-shaft weaves, monk's belt, overshot, twills, laces, and other patterns Guidance and inspiration for creating your own woven shibori designs Instructions for preparing the fabric for dyeing and finishing the dyed cloth Recipes for creating natural dyes from plants and insects to dye both plant and animal fibers Special effects for enhancing woven shibori, including layering colors, cross dyeing, felting, creating permanent pleats, and burning out Woven Shibori opens up a world of creative surface design possibilities for weavers and textile artists.
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The Wild Dyer

A Maker's Guide to Natural Dyes with Projects to Create and Stitch

Author: Abigail Booth

Publisher: Princeton Architectural Press

ISBN: 9781616898410

Category: Crafts & Hobbies

Page: 160

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Fabrics colored with natural dyes have a beauty and subtlety all of their own. Onion and avocado skins, chamomile and birch bark, and nettles and acorns can produce lovely, ethereal colors and effects. The Wild Dyer demystifies this ecoconscious art, focusing on foraging and growing dying materials; repurposing kitchen trimmings; making and using long-lasting dyes; and creating stitched projects. Workspace setup, equipment, and fabric choices and care are all discussed. Beautiful photographs and easy-to-follow instructions illustrate how to make fifteen exquisite household items, from a drawstring bag to a gardener's smock and a reversible patchwork blanket. The Wild Dyer is a complete guide for both beginners and experienced artists seeking to expand their knowledge of this increasingly popular craft.
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Color in Three-dimensional Design

Author: Jeanne Kopacz

Publisher: McGraw Hill Professional

ISBN: 9780071411707

Category: Architecture

Page: 302

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Color in Three-Dimensional Design explores all of color's facets, from associative elements and mechanics to psychology and color's impact on form and identity. The emphasis is on integration of color with form in ways that strengthen overall design concept. Written by highly respected architectural and interior design professional Jeanne Kopacz -- also an exceptional design instructor -- this resource helps you build an unbeatable set of analytic and problem-solving tools for meeting design challenges with cost-effective color solutions.
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The herb companion wishbook and resource guide

Author: Bobbi A. McRae

Publisher: Interweave Pr

ISBN: 9780934026741

Category: Gardening

Page: 302

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Lists mail order sources; books, newsletters, and videos; national and local organizations; public gardens; and festivals related to herbs and herbiculture
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