Natural Dyeing eBooks

Botanical Colour at your Fingertips

Get started with natural dyeing by following the gentle methods in my first eBook. Learn how to extract dye from plants that you already have around you, such as food waste, foraged plants and garden herbs, and use simple methods for dyeing cellulose fibres. A simple walk in the local park or woods will never be the same, as you’ll begin to view plants in a new light and want to bring them home with you to test in your dye pot!

In this 80+ page eBook (40+ double page spreads), I share my favourite methods with you, step-by-step. The pages are bursting with photos of the dyeing process as well as photos of fabric and yarn samples from lots of different plants.

Perhaps you already dye with plants using conventional mordants such as alum and would like to try the more natural soya milk method for fixing colours? Maybe you are beginning your journey with plant dyeing now? Either way, there is something for you in my book.

The book covers the following + much more

  • how to produce long-lasting colours on cellulose (plant) fibres such as cotton, linen & bamboo viscose.

  • how and why to pretreat fabric & yarn in soya milk before dyeing.

  • choosing plants that will give promising results in the dye pot.

  • how to extract the most colour from plants and how to achieve dark colours on cellulose fibres.

  • my methods for producing deep pinks from avocado skins and stones (pits/seeds).

  • altering colours by changing the pH of dye.

  • using iron or rust water to darken your dyed fabric/yarn and expand your palette of colours.

  • painting patterns with iron water.

  • testing fabric & yarn for colour fastness.

Botanical Colour at your Fingertips eBook £7.99

This transactions is through SendOwl’s secure checkout system (you can pay via PayPal or credit card). It will appear as a popup on your screen that will ask you for your email and payment method. After payment is processed, you’ll be emailed a link to download the ebook. You have three downloads and I recommend you save one copy to a computer for safekeeping. If you run into download trouble, don’t worry. Email me and we’ll sort it out.

 

Plant Dye Zine

I’m delighted to share my Plant Dye Zine with you! 100+ pages botanical dye recipes, tutorials, articles and inspiration. I’ve written 4 of the tutorials, and there are 7 written by other plant creatives from around the world.

Contents

  1. Botanical inks on paper, made from avocado stones + pomegranate skins (by Rebecca Desnos)
  2. Eco-printing with leaves (by Louise Upshall from Gumnut Magic)
  3. Petal paint (by Rebecca Desnos)
  4. Flower + leaf pounding (a brand new technique by Samorn Sanixay)
  5. Inspiration from the forest – blind tree drawings and making ink from pinecones (by Yasuna Iman)
  6. Making paint from oak galls (by Rebecca Desnos)
  7. Homegrown colour: starting your own dye garden (by Flora Arbuthnott from Plants + Colour)
  8. Growing cuttings (by Tina Bettison)
  9. Bundle dyeing with flowers (by Maggie Pate from Nade Studio)
  10. Make + decorate a flower press (by Rebecca Desnos)
  11. Flower pressing: bonus interview + tutorial with lots of wonderful tips! (by Tricia Paoluccio from Modern Pressed Flower)

 

  Plant Dye Zine eBook £7.99

 

This transactions is through SendOwl’s secure checkout system (you can pay via PayPal or credit card). It will appear as a popup on your screen that will ask you for your email and payment method. After payment is processed, you’ll be emailed a link to download the ebook. You have three downloads and I recommend you save one copy to a computer for safekeeping. If you run into download trouble, don’t worry. Email me and we’ll sort it out.