Eco Colour

Eco Colour

Botanical Dyes for Beautiful Textiles

Book - 2008
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The essence of plants bursts forth in magnificent hues and surprising palettes. Using dyes of the leaves, roots, and flowers to color your cloth and yarn can be an amazing journey into botanical alchemy. In Eco Colour , artistic dyer and colorist India Flint teaches you how to cull and use this gentle and ecologically sustainable alternative to synthetic dyes.

India explores the fascinating and infinitely variable world of plant color using a wide variety of techniques and recipes. From whole-dyed cloth and applied color to prints and layered dye techniques, India describes only ecologically sustainable plant-dye methods. She uses renewable resources and shows how to do the least possible harm to the dyer, the end user of the object, and the environment. Recipes include a number of entirely new processes developed by India, as well as guidelines for plant collection, directions for the distillation of nontoxic mordants, and methodologies for applying plant dyes.

Eco Colour inspires both the home dyer and textile professional seeking to extend their skills using India's successful methods.

Publisher: Loveland, CO : Interweave, c2008.
ISBN: 9781596683303
Branch Call Number: 746.6 FLINT
Characteristics: 238 p. : col. ill. ; 28 cm.
Alternative Title: Eco color


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SnoIsleLib_EmilyZ Jul 15, 2018

With an artist’s eye for presentation, Flint provides an overview of botanical dye techniques used around the world and throughout history. She also shares expertise on estimating the color potency of plants on sight and how to get different colors from one specimen.

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Aug 12, 2015

essential reading!

Feb 03, 2015

Wonderful author, good read even if one is not interested in the art of eco dye. Well written and interesting.

Nov 19, 2011

This might be my favorite book in the entire library!


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