The Complete Guide to Making and Using Natural Dyes, Jenny Dean
The best resource available on natural dyeing. This wonderful book is a practical, inspirational guide to using plant matter to create beautiful colour.
A comprehensive text outlines all the necessary equipment, how to select fibres and plants, choose the right methods for mordanting and dyeing, test colour modifiers and fastness of dyed colour, how to obtain a range of gorgeous colour from every plant, beautifully illustrated in over 250 swatches.
Each plant species is carefully explained and photographed, detailing the cultivation and harvesting, where found, availability, planting, growing and harvesting seasons, plant parts and different colour effects, dyeing procedure, mordants. paperback 2010
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