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With 'green' and sustainability issues at the forefront of many craftspeople's minds, this book is your key to unlocking the world of colouring possibilities offered by plants. Whether harvesting dye-plants from your own garden or using dried materials from suppliers, Natural Dyes contains all the information, instructions and inspiration you need to get the very best results from your dyeing. Natural Dyes includes a wide range of projects, hints, tips and step-by-step sequences for dyeing both yarns for weaving and fabric and threads for embroidery. The projects are easy to follow with minimal fuss and equipment. The book also includes a section packed with the results of over 40 experiments with different sources of dye, detailing the varied effects and resuls you can obtain from each particular plant. All in all, this comprehensive guide will be an inspiration to anyone who wants to explore using natural dyes in imaginative ways.
Linda Rudkin is a professional textile artist who specialises in producing natural dyes. She writes regularly for textile magazines such as Embroidery, Workbox and Stitch, and she lectures and leads workshops around the country.