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The best resource on natural dyeing is back, updated to make your colorful hobby even more beautiful and rewarding.   A practical and inspiring guide to creating and using natural dyes from plants, Wild Color, Revised and Updated Edition, offers the latest information on current environmentally friendly dyeing techniques and more than 65 species of plants and natural dyestuf The best resource on natural dyeing is back, updated to make your colorful hobby even more beautiful and rewarding.   A practical and inspiring guide to creating and using natural dyes from plants, Wild Color, Revised and Updated Edition, 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, Revised and Updated Edition, 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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The best resource on natural dyeing is back, updated to make your colorful hobby even more beautiful and rewarding.   A practical and inspiring guide to creating and using natural dyes from plants, Wild Color, Revised and Updated Edition, offers the latest information on current environmentally friendly dyeing techniques and more than 65 species of plants and natural dyestuf The best resource on natural dyeing is back, updated to make your colorful hobby even more beautiful and rewarding.   A practical and inspiring guide to creating and using natural dyes from plants, Wild Color, Revised and Updated Edition, 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, Revised and Updated Edition, 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.

30 review for Wild Color: The Complete Guide to Making and Using Natural Dyes

  1. 4 out of 5

    Arie

    It's not as beautiful as other natural dyeing books (The Modern Natural Dyer comes to mind) but the information in here is concise and yet expansive, and Jenny Dean lays out some amazing insights and ideas I haven't come across in any other book yet. Definitely one to buy and keep. It's not as beautiful as other natural dyeing books (The Modern Natural Dyer comes to mind) but the information in here is concise and yet expansive, and Jenny Dean lays out some amazing insights and ideas I haven't come across in any other book yet. Definitely one to buy and keep.

  2. 4 out of 5

    Célèste

    This is basically a reference book with a page for each plant showing a gorgeous picture of the plant itself and a shade card. I think it'll be very handy, but I can't say the photos were quite as inspiring as the gorgeous spreads in The Modern Natural Dyer, which I read the same day. However, I'm super pumped about the idea of dying with things that grow wild in my area, especially since, at the moment, I'm more of a forager than a gardener. With both books in my library, I feel completely set. This is basically a reference book with a page for each plant showing a gorgeous picture of the plant itself and a shade card. I think it'll be very handy, but I can't say the photos were quite as inspiring as the gorgeous spreads in The Modern Natural Dyer, which I read the same day. However, I'm super pumped about the idea of dying with things that grow wild in my area, especially since, at the moment, I'm more of a forager than a gardener. With both books in my library, I feel completely set. What I learned: You shouldn't dye with anything you can't identify since inhaling the steam could be toxic. You can dye with both dandelion flowers and leaves!

  3. 5 out of 5

    Helen

    I have the original edition. This is a very good basic reference book for natural dyeing. My go-to book on dyeing at the moment. It does not include cochineal however. The key for the symbols used on pages 68-139 is on page 21. Odd. The only mordant shown in the color chips on pages 68-139 is iron. Alum would have been more useful. Her website is also useful.

  4. 5 out of 5

    Fae

    Such a great complimentary resource to the other ink/dye books I have been reading, but where this one excels is in the scale and possibilities of each plant! I appreciated all the colour charts and dye outcomes, a very thorough exploration of each botanical ingredient.

  5. 4 out of 5

    JJ

    I wish it discussed salt as a fixative and went in to some more grocery or local market natural dyers. However I loved it and feel like I learned a TON. An essential book for beginners to natural dyeing.

  6. 4 out of 5

    Laura Paulisich

    W.O.W.❣️

  7. 5 out of 5

    Paige

    Very informative, topics are clearly explained and the pictures are beautiful.

  8. 4 out of 5

    Karen

    It's that useful, I'm going to buy me a copy. Nuf said. It's that useful, I'm going to buy me a copy. Nuf said.

  9. 5 out of 5

    Judith Greer

    Great reference book. A lot of information for beginner dyers. A good read.

  10. 5 out of 5

    Beth

    Interesting book about dyeing yarn or cloth with plants. Has some science (but not much) and some historical information. Great color photographs of the plants and the resulting colors. Very tiny print so it's hard to read. A good resource for the craft person. Interesting book about dyeing yarn or cloth with plants. Has some science (but not much) and some historical information. Great color photographs of the plants and the resulting colors. Very tiny print so it's hard to read. A good resource for the craft person.

  11. 4 out of 5

    Karmologyclinic

    I haven't properly read the book yet but it seems to give valuable information to the the diy-er, like: how to make your own mordant, explains how all the additives work, how to prepare dyes and also provides information on cultivating the plants. I haven't properly read the book yet but it seems to give valuable information to the the diy-er, like: how to make your own mordant, explains how all the additives work, how to prepare dyes and also provides information on cultivating the plants.

  12. 5 out of 5

    Debbie

    Wish I had this in my personal library.

  13. 5 out of 5

    Ms Louise McDonald

  14. 5 out of 5

    Nicole

  15. 5 out of 5

    Terry Saraswati

  16. 4 out of 5

    Sheri

  17. 4 out of 5

    Chris

  18. 4 out of 5

    Yocaris

  19. 5 out of 5

    Barbara Grandon

  20. 5 out of 5

    annejmai

  21. 4 out of 5

    Steph Fregosi

  22. 4 out of 5

    Linda Edwards

  23. 4 out of 5

    Leeann

  24. 5 out of 5

    Stockfish

  25. 5 out of 5

    Lisa Sedita

  26. 5 out of 5

    Grace

  27. 5 out of 5

    Leah

  28. 5 out of 5

    Tr3n1ty

  29. 5 out of 5

    Kelsey Fast

  30. 5 out of 5

    Cecilia Dunbar Hernandez

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