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Natural Color

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A heavily photographed guide to making natural plant dyes and using these dyes to create clothing and home decor, with over two dozen projects and ideas for every season, detailed instructions on dye methods and botanical information about the plants used. Natural Color shows how to create vibrantly hued pillows, napkins, clothing and accessories using centuries old techniques of dyeing. Natural Color focuses on achievable projects throughout the seasons.show more

Product details

  • Hardback | 272 pages
  • 198 x 260 x 27mm | 1,034g
  • Watson-Guptill Publications
  • Watson-Guptill Publications Inc.,U.S.
  • New York, United States
  • English
  • full colour photographs
  • 160774936X
  • 9781607749363
  • 23,011

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As seen in Sunset Magazine, Sweet Paul, Well + Good, Pacific Horticulture, Sacramento Street, and many more! -She is at the forefront of the -slow fashion- movement.---Publishers Weekly -Sasha Duerr teaches us to look to nature for inspiration, using botanicals to create subtle, painterly hues. Her ecologically sound approach is both ancient and modern and thoroughly in tune with the times--all photographed to beautifully capture the subtlety of her work.- --Julie Carlson, Remodelista editor in chief-A rich resource of indoor, plant-based DIYs---Garden Collage -One of the prettiest books to land on our desks---The Chalkboard -Discover the wonderful world of natural dye.---Atlas Magazine -Sasha Duerr's book is all about the kind of awareness we need -- not only for making better choices, but also for tuning into the cycle and offerings of nature. As Duerr points out, nature is the ultimate instructor, an invaluable source of color, inspiration and innovation for all creative endeavors.---Santa Cruz Sentinel -Sasha makes a seemingly complicated process appear less daunting. Her beautifully illustrated book is filled with easy-to-follow recipes and ingredients that we all have on hand, in our gardens, or compost piles!---Bea Johnson, author of Zero Waste Home-In Natural Color, Sasha shares her extraordinary gift for seeing color in nature. Through accessible projects and seasonal plant dying recipes, Sasha brings beautiful color to our lives and deepens our connection with nature.- --Molly de Vries, owner of textile company, Ambatalia -Duerr is knowledgeable and thorough, and fiber artists with an interest in incorporating natural dyeing into their work will find the information they need to get started, as well as insight into the dyeing process.- --Library Journalshow more

About Sasha Duerr

Sasha Duerr is an artist and designer who works with organic dyes and the creative reuse of materials. She is a professor at the California College of the Arts with a joint appointment in textiles and fine arts. Duerr's work has been featured in the New York Times and The Huffington Post.show more

Table of contents

CONTENTS  1 LIVING COLOR: AN INTRODUCTION  11 THE PRACTICE OF PLANT DYEING  43 SPRING  52 CREATING COLOR THROUGH FOOD  79 SUMMER  90 THE ANCIENT PRIMARY COLORS: MADDER, WELD, AND INDIGO  122 THE SPECTRUM OF NATURAL COLOR  131 FALL  150 NATURAL COLOR FROM PERSIMMON  169 THE ART OF MEDICINAL DYEING  175 WINTER  202 WEEDING YOUR WARDROBE  209 WORKBOOK  211 MORDANTS AND MODIFIERS  235 TECHNIQUES show more

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51 ratings
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3 12% (6)
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