Wednesday, December 7, 2016

Natural Color

Welcome!  Have you ever wanted to dye your own fabric or yarn? Then you should check out Natural Color.  Natural Color is a comprehensive guide to dying using plants (and other natural resources) by Sasha Duerr.  This is a beautiful hardcover book that has something for all levels (from beginner to advanced).  I have been interested in dying my own wool, cotton and silk for some time.  I only wanted to use natural materials because of my allergies to dyes.  The author takes the time to explain the process and the materials needed.  The instructions are easy to understand and the book has beautiful illustrations.  The book is set up by seasons (for color purposes).  You can learn how to dye using persimmons, rosemary, indigo, sweet gum leaf, hibiscus, plus much more.  There is a good chapter on mordants and modifiers.  There is a glossary of terms, index, and list of resources.  There are some lovely projects in the book.  If you wish to learn to dye with natural materials, then I recommend this book for you.  I give Natural Color 5 out of 5 stars.  Natural Color would make a great gift for the crafter in your family.

I will be back later to review Fatal Fiction by Kym Roberts.  I hope all of you have a great afternoon. Take care and Happy Reading!

The Avid Reader

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