We all want to live a life that’s better in touch with the needs of the planet.
What better way to do so than to learn to color fabrics using natural resources rather than harsh chemical dyes?
That’s the premise of The Wild Dyer by Abigail Booth and this gorgeous hardcover book makes dying easy for everyone.
Natural Raw Materials Are Exciting
The wide range of raw materials that you can create dyes from is incredible.
We’re all for natural and ethical fashion (see our favorite brands here) but who’d have thought you could use birch bark, onions or acorns to create a dye?
Well, you can and Abigail will teach you how to create amazing colors with a superb variety of products.
Learning To Find Materials Is Fun
Abigail works on a full end-to-end process. She shows us how to forage for our materials and how to grow them when they’re not readily available.
How we can repurpose our kitchen trimmings for use in dyes.
How to create and make dyes that last as too many natural dyes will wash out easily.
Photography Makes It Memorable
She uses beautiful illustrations and striking photography to deliver instructions that are so easy to follow that we could follow them.
Then as a lovely added touch, she helps us make all the products to support our dying activities too from a drawstring bag to a gardener’s smock.
This is the only book you will ever need on dyeing with natural products.
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