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Wild Colour: Sources, Methods and Applications of Natural Dyeing

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Pigments, dyestuffs & paint technology

A celebration of the wealth of natural dyes that can be obtained from over 60 species of plants from common marigolds to rhubarb.

A practical and inspiring guide to creating and using natural dyes from plants, Wild Color 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 fibers and plant parts, choose the right methods for mordanting and dyeing, test color modifiers and the fastness of dyed colors, and obtain a range of gorgeous colors from every plant, from alter to woad, shown in more than 250 swatches.

Wild Color is the all-in-one resource for fiber 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.

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