Natural Colour : Vibrant Plant Dye Projects for Your Home and Wardrobe
written by Sasha Duerr
Watson-Guptill Publications | ISBN 9781607749363
Member’s price: $45.00
2017 Christmas catalogue Staff Pick: MARGARET'S PICK
I have always wanted to try dyeing using natural materials but always thought it would just
be too hard. Sasha Duerr shows in her book that it is not difficult at all and that it is actually
very rewarding. Did you know that you can make natural dyes from your compost material
or even weeds? Using simple tools that you have at home and playing with nature made
things such as avocado pits, calendula flowers, eucalyptus leaves and many more you can
create some magic and change colours of an old pillowcase or any other textile.
The book is divided into four seasons, filled with very inspiring, beautiful photos and easy
to follow projects.
Following the incredible success of the slow food movement, the slow fashion trend is now gaining momentum, with more and more consumers buying locally produced clothing and homewares created using sustainable methods and artisanal techniques. Natural Color explores the full spectrum of seasonal plant dyes, using nature as a color library. Unlike its competitors, Natural Color is structured by season, not plant, focusing on achievable projects with easy-to-follow recipes for dyeing everything from dresses, scarves, and hats to rugs, napkins, and table runners, ensuring that even the most savvy home decorator will be inspired.