In The Wild Dyer, A guide to natural dyes & the art of patchwork & stitch, contemporary textile artist Abigail Booth helps you learn how make natural dyes creatively and effectively. 8 exquisite patchwork and stitch projects, seasonal foraging guides, growing your own dye garden and how to use simple kitchen ingredients to produce beautiful contemporary textiles. This book will help you start your journey into the world of natural dyes, teaching you the foundations of working with dye plants to produce simple and functional textiles for the home.
- Learn how to forage for dye materials
- Make 8 exquisite patchwork and stitch projects
- Create your own ink and dye garden
- Detailed instructions with step by step photography
- Useful resources and glossary of dyeing terms
- 160 pages, 240 mm x 195 mm
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This beautiful guide is extra special to us, as we photographed and styled the book with Abigail and we are excited to be able to finally share it with you!
Fabrics coloured using natural dyes have a beauty and subtlety of their own. In The Wild Dyer, Abigail Booth demystifies the magic of natural dyeing and shows how to use the results to stunning effect in 8 exquisite patchwork and stitch projects, including a drawstring forager s bag, an apron, samplers, cushions and a reversible patchwork blanket. Focusing on how to grow or gather your own dyeing materials from onion and avocado skins to chamomile and comfrey, nettles and acorns as well as scouring, mordanting (using fixative) and setting up a dye vat.
Forest and Found was created in early 2014 by Max Bainbridge & Abigail Booth, after graduating from Chelsea College of Art and Design in 2013. They built their workshop in East London in order to focus on their shared love of making and working with natural materials. One woodworker and one quilter, their individual practices, despite seeming very different are rooted in traditional craft and a relationship with the natural environment.
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