The wild dyer A maker's guide to natural dyes with projects to create and stitch

Abigail Booth

Book - 2019

Fabrics colored with natural dyes have a beauty and subtlety all of their own. Onion and avocado skins, chamomile and birch bark, and nettles and acorns can produce lovely, ethereal colors and effects. The Wild Dyer demystifies this eco-conscious art, focusing on foraging and growing dying materials; repurposing kitchen trimmings; making and using long-lasting dyes; and creating stitched projects.

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2nd Floor 746.6/Booth Due Apr 3, 2023
Hudson, New York : Princeton Architectural Press 2019.
Item Description
Includes index.
Physical Description
159 pages : color illustrations ; 25 cm
Includes bibliographical references and index.
Main Author
Abigail Booth (author)
  • Introduction
  • Natural color
  • Dye plants & where to find them
  • A dyer's tools & workbench
  • Understanding & preparing fabric
  • Setting up a dye vat
  • Haberdashery & textile care
  • In the kitchen. A kitchen palette ; Hand-stitched coasters; Patchwork place mats
  • The dyer's garden. A dyer's harvest ; Growing plants form seed ; Harvest bag ; Gardener's smock ; Dyeing with woad & madder
  • Summer foraging. Shades of summer ; Dyer's apron ; Foraging bag
  • Autumn foraging. Tones of autumn ; Patchwork cushions ; Strip-pieced blanket ; Oak gall ink
  • List of dye plants.