[Read Botanical Colour at your Fingertips] epub AUTHOR Rebecca Desnos

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This book will show you how to extract dye from wild plants garden herbs kitchen waste as well as fruit and vegetables that you can buy from the supermarket Dye your own fabric yarn and clothing whilst using soya milk to bind the colours There is colour potential all around us just waiting to be unlockedI share my methods with you step by step The pages are bursting with photos of the dyeing process as well as photos of fabric and yarn samples from lots of different plantsPerhaps you already dye with plants using conventional mordants su. Full of great info on creating dyes from nature s offering

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Botanical Colour at your Fingertips

Methods for producing deep pinks from avocado skins and stones pitsseeds altering colours by changing the pH of dye using iron or rust water to darken your dyed fabricyarn and expand your palette of colours painting patterns with iron water testing fabric yarn for colour fastness A note on plant fibres This book focuses on dyeing cellulose fibres such as linen cotton hemp and bamboo viscoserayon I am vegan and do not use any animal protein fibres like wool or silk Of course my dyeing methods can be applied to animal fibres if you choose. In my opinion this is the best book on the market for UK dyers It is thorough without being too technical uses plants we know and recognise and the fact that the author uses soy milk to mordant makes it super user friendly

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Ch as alum and would like to try thenatural soya milk method for fixing colours Maybe you are beginning your journey with plant dyeing now Either way there is something for you in my bookThe book covers the following plushow to produce long lasting colours on cellulose plant fibres such as cotton linen bamboo viscose how and why to pretreat fabric yarn in soya milk before dyeing choosing plants that will give promising results in the dye pot how to extract the most colour from plants and how to achieve dark colours on cellulose fibres my. I ve followed Rebecca on Instagram for a while and was always intrigued by her use of soy milk as a mordant I ve dyed with acid dyes and citric acid before but have been keen to get into natural dying for a long time What put me off was the use of alum which is no better for the environment than acid dying or so I ve readThis book tells you everything you need to know to just get on with it From buying produce to dye with to gathering plants from nature Rebecca has covered itThe photos are also beautiful and Rebecca provides examples of potential dye colours you can expect from various plantsI m so happy I bought this book


6 thoughts on “Botanical Colour at your Fingertips

  1. says:

    Full of great info on creating dyes from nature’s offering

  2. says:

    I’ve followed Rebecca on Instagram for a while and was always intrigued by her use of soy milk as a mordant I’ve dyed with acid dyes and citric acid before but have been keen to get into natural dying for a long time What put me off was the use of alum which is no better for the environment than acid dying

  3. says:

    In my opinion this is the best book on the market for UK dyers It is thorough without being too technical uses plants we know and recognise and the fact that the author uses soy milk to mordant makes it super user friendly

  4. says:

    The book arrived today and instantly I was disappointed it’s so small A5 in size and only 100 pages for £16 BUT it’s brilliant The information is beautifully set out well illustrated and very inspirational I’ve signed up for Rebecca’s email updates and am following her work on instragram

  5. says:

    A really useful book if you want to get into natural dyeing Beautiful images and clear instructions

  6. says:

    I’ve learnt so much from reading this book and have successfully dyed a few pieces of wool from avocado stones Feeling pretty inspired