Plant Dye Zine (digital)


Reconnect with nature through natural dyeing.

Join Rebecca Desnos and her friends for some beautiful plant dye projects, including ink making, bundle dyeing with flowers, eco-printing with leaves, plant pounding onto fabric, and lots more! It may be called a zine, but it’s actually a beautiful book that’s packed full of new projects for you to try.

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Enjoy over 100 pages of botanical dye recipes, tutorials, articles, interviews and inspiration. This is a collaborative book with four projects written by Rebecca and seven written by other artists from around the world.

“As a grower and dyer using natural dye materials can confirm this book is a fabulous compilation from an A list of creatives on how to process natural dyes and creative ideas. A must for anyone embarking on sustainable creativity and lifestyle. Easy to follow instructions from growing and finding natural colour, ink making to eco printing and more.” – George Fukuda, Bailiwick Blue.

If you’ve ever been overwhelmed by natural dyeing, then this is the book for you. It’s full of easy-to-understand projects that are illustrated with gorgeous photos. Plant Dye Zine takes the stress out of natural dyeing so you can enjoy yourself as you explore your creativity.

Plus, it makes a really thoughtful gift for the nature-curious person in your life.

These are the projects that you’ll be exploring:

  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 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 plants from cuttings by Tina Bettison
  9. Bundle dyeing with flowers by Maggie Pate, 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

This book gives you a fantastic overview of different projects in a really accessible way.