Weave This: Over 30 Fun Projects for the Modern Weaver
Thousands of natural materials can produce glorious color—the insect cochineal produces pink, maroon, and purple, and more than 500 species of plants produce indigo blue. Now, in The Modern Natural Dyer, expert Kristine Vejar shares the most user-friendly techniques for dyeing yarn, fabric, and finished goods at home with foraged and garden-raised dyestuffs as well as with convenient natural dye extracts. Demystifying the "magic," Vejar explains in explicit, easy-to-follow detail how to produce consistent, long-lasting color. With stunning photography of the dyes themselves, the dyeing process, and 20 projects for home and wardrobe (some to knit, some to sew, and some just a matter of submerging a finished piece in a prepared bath), The Modern Natural Dyer is a complete resource for aspiring and experienced dye artisans.
Pages: 128 pp;
Publication: February 2018
Francesca Kletz and Brooke Dennis are professional textiles teachers based in the East End of London where they run their weaving and craft studio The London Loom. Their workshops have been featured in Time Out, Love Sewing, Buzzfeed, Kultur Magazine as well as many other newspapers and publications. Hailing from London, England and Christchurch, New Zealand, Francesca and Brooke are boosting this world with a much needed dose of creativity, fun and the kind of peace of mind you only get from making something with your hands.