Botanical Dyes: Plant-to-Print Techniques and Tips (Hardcover)
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Botanical Dyes features recipes and top tips on everything you need to know to make your own natural dyes.
The process of turning plants into print can help you reconnect with nature, find a creative outlet and develop a mindful sense of presence. It also promotes an awareness of sustainable practices and how to reduce our impact on the planet.
Extracting from and updating her book Botanical Inks, Babs talks the home crafter through everything from foraging for dyes, making mordants, creating an array of colors and then putting your new knowledge to the test through some simple projects.
With more than 10 dye recipes, clear step-by-step instructions, troubleshooting tips and explanations of what works and why, Botanical Dyes is the accessible handbook that modern makers everywhere have been waiting for.
- By Hand is a new, how-to slow craft series that celebrates craft techniques
- Explores an on-trend craft that's part of the 'slow-living' movement
- Will appeal to people interested in foraging and sustainable practices
- A comprehensive guide that covers making the dyes and application techniques
About the Author
Babs Behan is the founder of Botanical Inks – an artisan natural dye studio based in Bristol. Her work ranges from natural dyeing for textiles, clothing and paper products, to surface application techniques, including Shibori tie-dyeing, bundle dyeing with flowers and block printing.
"Her book brings that professional knowledge to the home hobbyist, taking readers through the history of how plants, minerals, and insects have been used to color fibers..." - Kristen Martin, Publishers Weekly