|Garden to Dye for: How to Use Plants from the Garden to Create Natural Colors for Fabrics and Fibers|
by McLaughlin, Chris.
|RedBrazil Visitor Ranking (1807 Votes)|
Homegrown botanical dyes are in, and they're part of today's shift toward natural and organic living. "A new generation discovers grow-it-yourself dyes," (NY Times 4/4/12). And you don't have to have a degree in chemistry do create your own natural dyes. It just takes a garden plot and a kitchen. A Garden to Dye For shows how super-simple it is to plant and grow a dyer's garden and create beautiful dyes. Many of these plants may already be in our cutting, cottage or food gardens, ready for double duty. These special plants can fit right in with traditional garden themes. A Garden to Dye For features 40-plus plants that the gardener-crafter can grow for an all-natural, customized color palette. A dyer's garden can be a mosaic of flowers, herbs, roots and fruits that lend us their pigments to beautify other areas of our lives. The richly photographed book is divided between the garden and the dye process, with garden layouts, plant profiles, dye extraction and uses, step-by-step recipes and original, engaging DIY projects. This is the book that bridges the topic of plant dyes to mainstream gardeners, the folks who enjoy growing the plants as much as using them in craft projects.
Hardcover: 142 pages
Publisher: St. Lynn's Press (052014)
Product Dimensions: 7.00 x 7.20 x 0.50 inches
Shipping Weight: 0.80 pound(s)
Media Mail: YES
|* If you have decided not to purchase this product from Redbrazil.com, please click here and tell us what we can do to earn your business. We promise to read each and every response.|