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Wild Colour

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A practical and inspiring guide to creating and using natural dyes from plants, Wild Colour offers the latest information on current environmentally friendly dyeing techniques and more than 65 species of plants and natural dyestuffs.

This comprehensive book outlines all the necessary equipment, how to select fibres and plant parts, choose the right methods for mordanting and dyeing, test colour modifiers and the fastness of dyed colours, and obtain a range of gorgeous colours from every plant, from alter to woad, shown in more than 250 swatches.

 

Wild Colour is the all-in-one resource for fibre enthusiasts, including knitters, sewers, and weavers; gardeners who are interested in new uses for traditional dye plants; and eco-conscious DIYers who want authoritative information about the natural dyeing process and the plants that are essential to it.