Farm & Folk Quilt Alchemy: A High-Country Guide to Natural Dyeing and Making Heirloom Quilts from Scratch (Hardcover)
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Artist and quiltmaker Sara Larson Buscaglia invites readers to her Colorado farm to learn the secrets—and beauty—of making natural dyes from foraged plants and stitching natural-fiber quilts by hand.
Learn to make naturally dyed quilts by hand with Farm & Folk founder Sara Larson Buscaglia’s beautiful aesthetic, informed by the extraordinary landscape surrounding her farm. Her creative practice centers on simplicity, working with nature, and using naturally derived materials and processes—and she is sharing that practice for the first time in this book.
Farm & Folk Quilt Alchemy explores natural dyeing methods and details the process of creating a quilt from scratch. With an emphasis on the slow and intentional aspects of hand stitching, Buscaglia’s quilts are artful and satisfying to create. By focusing on select dye plants and recipes, which are all ideal for cotton and linen specifically, Buscaglia teaches the reader how to achieve consistent and beautiful results using traditional handwork techniques.
Features 20 Color Formulas to Create 10 Projects, Including 7 Full-Size Quilt Patterns
Includes Full-Color Images
About the Author
Sara Larson Buscaglia is a self-taught organic farmer, natural dyer, quiltmaker and founder of Farm & Folk. She has cultivated an avid following on social media and an audience invested in hand-stitched quilting, natural materials, and the art of creating lasting heirlooms. Farm & Folk Quilt Alchemy is her first book. She lives in Durango, Colorado.