Natural Color: Vibrant Plant Dye Projects for Your Home and Wardrobe
A heavily photographed guide to making natural plant dyes and using these dyes to create clothing and home decor, with over two dozen projects and ideas for every season, detailed instructions on dye methods and botanical information about the plants used. Natural Color shows how to create vibrantly hued pillows, napkins, clothing and accessories using centuries old techniques of dyeing. Natural Color focuses on achievable projects throughout the seasons.
A gorgeous, heavily photographed guide to making and using natural plant dyes. 20+ projects and ideas for every season. Shows how to create vibrantly hued pillows, rugs, clothing and accessories.
As seen in Sunset Magazine "She is at the forefront of the slow fashion movement." Publishers Weekly Sasha Duerr teaches us to look to nature for inspiration, using botanicals to create subtle, painterly hues. Her ecologically sound approach is both ancient and modern and thoroughly in tune with the times--all photographed to beautifully capture the subtlety of her work. Julie Carlson, Remodelista editor in chief"Sasha makes a seemingly complicated process appear less daunting. Her beautifully illustrated book is filled with easy-to-follow recipes and ingredients that we all have on hand, in our gardens, or compost piles!" Bea Johnson, author of Zero Waste Home"In Natural Color, Sasha shares her extraordinary gift for seeing color in nature. Through accessible projects and seasonal plant dying recipes, Sasha brings beautiful color to our lives and deepens our connection with nature." Molly de Vries, owner of textile company, Ambatalia "Duerr is knowledgeable and thorough, and fiber artists with an interest in incorporating natural dyeing into their work will find the information they need to get started, as well as insight into the dyeing process." Library Journal"
Sasha Duerr is an artist and designer who works with organic dyes and the creative reuse of materials. She is a professor at the California College of the Arts with a joint appointment in textiles and fine arts. Duerr's work has been featured in the New York Times and The Huffington Post.