Sample Projects

Magic Marbled Cloth
Dyeing >

Magic Marbled Cloth

Magic marbled cloth using onion skins

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Multicoloured Yarns
Yarn >

Multicoloured Yarns

Silk, in particular, has an affinity for plant dyes, and colours beautifully.

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Solar Dyeing
Dyeing >

Solar Dyeing

An almost ridiculously simple method of dyeing cloth or fibre.

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Our Review

If you've ever worried about the effect dyeing fabric has on the earth, Eco Colour by India Flint will teach you how to use botanical dyes to create beautiful textiles.


A natural way to dye fabric, botanical alchemy is a process that can give beautiful results. This book is a comprehensive guide which will teach you everything you need to know with techniques such as solar dyeing and staining with onion skins to picking your plants and creating desired colours


 


Learn the art of eco colour and create fabulous results with a clear conscious.


You can pick up a copy of the book now from Murdoch Books »

Publisher's Description

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.

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