Reuben Hoar Library (Littleton)

Dyeing yarn naturally, Ria Burns - paperback

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Summary
This book explains the basics of how to colour yarn successfully with plant-based dyes. It starts with a detailed account of how to source your materials and equipment, then moves on to how to prepare your yarn and finally how to dye. Packed with advice and illustrated with inspiring photos, this guide will launch you on a sustainable and creative journey that explores and celebrates the dyeing potential of everyday plants. Introduces natural dyeing techniques, and explains pH and metal modifiers to help you achieve a wide range of vibrant colours. Gives tried and tested recipes and real samples for twenty-five dye plants across the colour spectrum. Advises on how to forage/source your own dyes from a wide range plants. Explains advanced processes required to achieve blue shades using indigo and woad. Provides inspiration towards a more colourful, mindful and sustainable textile practice
Table Of Contents
Introduction -- Materials and equipment -- Yarn preparation -- Dyeing methods -- Modifying the colour -- The dye plants -- Indigo -- Beyond the dye pot
Language
eng
Literary Form
non fiction
Copyright
Note
Includes index
Physical Description
96 pages, color illustrations, 25 cm.
Isbn
9780719842016

Library Locations

  • Reuben Hoar Library (Littleton)

    41 Shattuck Street, Littleton, MA, 01460, US
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