Best Fabric Dying Books
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1. Wild Color, Revised and Updated Edition: The Complete Guide to Making and Using Natural Dyes
Author: by Jenny Dean
The best resource on natural dyeing is back, updated to make your colorful hobby even more beautiful and rewarding. A practical and inspiring guide to creating and using natural dyes from plants, Wild Color, Revised and Updated Edition, offers the latest information on current environmentally friendly dyeing techniques and more than 65 species of plants and natural dyestuffs.
This comprehensive book outlines all the necessary equipment, how to select fibers and plant parts, choose the right methods for mordanting and dyeing, test color modifiers and the fastness of dyed colors, and obtain a range of gorgeous colors from every plant, from alter to woad, shown in more than 250 swatches.
Wild Color, Revised and Updated Edition, is the all-in-one resource for fiber enthusiasts, including knitters, sewers, and weavers; gardeners who are interested in new uses for traditional dye plants; and eco-conscious DIYers who want authoritative information about the natural dyeing process and the plants that are essential to it.
2. Botanical Colour at your Fingertips
Author: by Rebecca Desnos
Do you love plants?Do you love crafting? Would you like to dye your own fabric, yarn or clothing? Learn the relaxing art of botanical dyeing with natural dyer, Rebecca Desnos. Connect with nature and open your eyes to the colour potential of plants.
Discover how to: produce a wide palette of colours, including pink from avocados, yellow from pomegranates and coral from eucalyptus leaves. Extract dye from just about any plant from the kitchen, garden or wild. Use the ancient method of soya milk mordanting to achieve rich and long-lasting colour on plant fibres, such as cotton and linen.
Produce reliable colours that withstand washing and exposure to light. If you enjoy sewing, knitting or any other fibre craft, this is the book for you.
3. The Wild Dyer: A Maker's Guide to Natural Dyes with Projects to Create and Stitch (learn how to forage for plants, prepare textiles for dyeing, and … from coasters to a patchwork blanket)
Author: by Abigail Booth
Fabrics colored with natural dyes have a beauty and subtlety all of their own. Onion and avocado skins, chamomile and birch bark, and nettles and acorns can produce lovely, ethereal colors and effects. The Wild Dyer demystifies this eco-conscious art, focusing on foraging and growing dying materials; repurposing kitchen trimmings; making and using long-lasting dyes; and creating stitched projects.
Workspace setup, equipment, and fabric choices and care are all discussed. Beautiful photographs and easy-to-follow instructions illustrate how to make eight exquisite household items, from a drawstring bag to a gardener’s smock and a reversible patchwork blanket. The Wild Dyer is a complete guide for both beginners and experienced artists seeking to expand their knowledge of this increasingly popular craft.
4. Tie-Dye 101: How to Make Over 20 Fabulous Patterns (Design Originals) Learn the Secrets of Paper Fold, Tying, and Crumple-Dye for Sunbursts, Strips, Circles, Swirls, & More, for Both Kids and Adults
Author: by Suzanne McNeill
Start your tie-dye adventure! 33 awesome projects utilizing over 20 different designs Learn tie-dye techniques like paper fold, tying, and crumple-dye Designs include sunbursts, circles, stripes, swirls, and more Suggestions for groups and tie-dyeing for fund raisers Tie-dyed shirts and fabrics are a wonderful way to add creative input to your life!
With this book, you’ll find it’s fun and easy to dye and wear your own colorful clothing. Tie-Dye 101 teaches you all the basic tie-dye techniques, so you can create just the design you want! Tie-dye is an adventure every time, with a multitude of effects that make this craft incredibly versatile.
With tie-dye it’s possible to create a wide variety of designs and patterns to express your creativityincluding vibrant stripes, spirals, swirls, speckles, circles, sunbursts, and more! Each of the 33 terrific projects in this book use cold water dyes applied with applicator bottles.
These fiber-reactive dyes yield brilliant colors, with excellent resistance to fading so shirts can be worn for years to come! Inside, you’ll learn the secrets to dyeing your own brilliantly colorful designs, with 33 terrific projects that use fade-resistant, easy-to-apply cold water dyes and popular tie-dyeing techniques.
5. The Art and Science of Natural Dyes: Principles, Experiments, and Results
Author: by Joy Boutrup
This long-awaited guide serves as a tool to explain the general principles of natural dyeing, and to help dyers to become more accomplished at their craft through an increased understanding of the process. Photos of more than 450 samples demonstrate the results of actual dye tests, and detailed information covers every aspect of natural dyeing including theory, fibers, mordants, dyes, printing, organic indigo vats, finishing, and the evaluation of dye fastness.
Special techniques of printing and discharging indigo are featured as well. The book is intended for dyers and printers who wish to more completely understand the why and the how, while ensuring safe and sustainable practices. Written by a textile engineer and chemist (Boutrup) and a textile artist and practitioner (Ellis), its detailed and tested recipes for every process, including charts and comparisons, make it the ideal resource for dyers with all levels of experience.
6. Make Ink: A Forager’s Guide to Natural Inkmaking
Author: by Jason Logan
A 2018 Best Book of the YearThe Guardian The Toronto Ink Company was founded in 2014 by designer and artist Jason Logan as a citizen science experiment to make eco-friendly, urban ink from street-harvested pigments. In Make Ink, Logan delves into the history of inkmaking and the science of distilling pigment from the natural world.
Readers will learn how to forage for materials such as soot, rust, cigarette butts, peach pits, and black walnut, then how to mix, test, and transform these ingredients into rich, vibrant inks that are sensitive to both place and environment.
Organized by color, and featuring lovely minimalist photography throughout, Make Ink combines science, art, and craft to instill the basics of ink making and demonstrate the beauty and necessity of engaging with one of mankind’s oldest tools of communication.
7. The Modern Natural Dyer: A Comprehensive Guide to Dyeing Silk, Wool, Linen and Cotton at Home
Author: by Kristine Vejar
Harry N. Abrams
Thousands of natural materials can produce glorious colorthe insect cochineal produces pink, maroon, and purple, and more than 500 species of plants produce indigo blue. Now, in The Modern Natural Dyer, expert Kristine Vejar shares the most user-friendly techniques for dyeing yarn, fabric, and finished goods at home with foraged and garden-raised dyestuffs as well as with convenient natural dye extracts.
Demystifying the “magic,” Vejar explains in explicit, easy-to-follow detail how to produce consistent, long-lasting color. With stunning photography of the dyes themselves, the dyeing process, and 20 projects for home and wardrobe (some to knit, some to sew, and some just a matter of submerging a finished piece in a prepared bath), The Modern Natural Dyer is a complete resource for aspiring and experienced dye artisans.
8. Totally Awesome Tie-Dye: Fun-to-Make Fabric Dyeing Projects for All Ages (Design Originals) Step-by-Step Instructions for Ice, Resist, & Shibori Techniques for Stylish Shirts, Socks, Scarves, & More
Author: by Suzanne McNeill
With Totally Awesome Tie-Dye, it’s fun and easy to dye and wear your own colorful clothing! Step-by-step instructions for ice dyeing, crumple dyeing, resist dyeing, and ShiboriStylish projects go beyond t-shirts to include pants, dresses, socks, caps, and morePerfect beginner’s guide for anyone who wants to create new items or give new life to items already in their wardrobeUses inexpensive materials like fabric, string, rubber bands, a bucket, a kettle, and dyeTie-dye is a wonderful way to turn simple fabrics and ready-made garments into dramatic fashion statements!
This book teaches all of the most popular tie-dye techniques, including ice dyeing, crumple dyeing, resist, and Shibori. Author Suzanne McNeill shows beginners how to create a wide variety of designs and patterns, including stripes, spirals, swirls, speckles, chevrons, circles, pleats, and sunbursts!
All you need to get started are inexpensive materials like fabric, string, rubber bands, a bucket and kettle, and dye. Totally Awesome Tie-Dye offers an array of stylish step-by-step projects that go way beyond T-shirts to include pants, dresses, socks, caps, scarves, embellishments for home dcor, and more.
9. Shibori: The Inventive Art of Japanese Shaped Resist Dyeing
Author: by Yoshiko Iwamoto Wada
Potential for creating designs in textiles can be seen even in the physical properties of cloth. The simple fact that cloth tightly compressed into wrinkles or folds resists the penetration of dye is an opportunityan opportunity to let the pliancy of textiles speak in making designs and patterns.
People around the world have recognized this opportunity, producing resist designs in textiles by shaping and then securing cloth in various ways before dyeing. Yet in no other country has the creative potential of this basic principle been understood and applied as it has in Japan.
Here, in fact, it has been expanded into a whole family of traditional resist techniques, involving first shaping the cloth by plucking, pinching, twisting, stitching, folding, pleating, and wrapping it, and then securing the shapes thus made by binding, looping, knotting, clamping, and the like.
This entire family of techniques is called shibori. Designs created with shibori processes all share a softness of outline and spontaneity of effect. Spontaneity is shibori’s special magic, made possible by exploiting the beauty of the fortuitous things that happen when dye enters shaped cloth.
10. Natural Palettes: Inspiration from Plant-Based Color
Author: by Sasha Duerr
Renowned natural dyer, artist, and educator Sasha Duerr envisions a new age of fresh, modern color palettes, drawing from our original source of inspiration and ingredientsthe natural world around us. This innovative plant-based color-guide includes twenty-five palettes with five hundred natural color swatches, providing inspiration for sustainable fashion, textiles, fine art, floral design, food, medicine, gardening, interior design, and other creative disciplines.
Bring the healing power of forest bathing into your home with a palette of spruce cones, pine needles, and balsam branches. Move past Pantone and embrace the natural balance of a pollinator palette with Hopi sunflower, red poppy, echinacea, and scabiosa.
Duerr complements the palettes with short essays that provide useful information. She connects the colors with particular landscapes, the restorative qualities of medicinal plants, common garden flora, lifestyle experiences, food and floral waste, and the ecological benefits of using organic materials to create colors.
11. DIY Guide to Tie Dye Style: The Basics & WAY Beyond
Author: by Sam Spendlove
The go-to guide for tie-dye success! Take tie dye to the next level with this in-depth visual guide! Capture bursts of color in intricate waves and patterns with expert tips from the women behind The Pretty Life Girls. Move beyond the basic t-shirt with tie-dye lounge wear, home decor, and so much more.
Start simple with standard binding patterns, and then build to more advanced techniques. Includes 20 projects with step-by-step instructions guaranteed to make you fall in love with the art of tie dye! Everything you need to know for all things tie dye in an easy-to-follow step-by-step formatLearn all the basics plus more advanced techniques such as reverse tie-dye, ice dyeing, and much moreDye t-shirts, socks, pillows, and everything in between!
12. Journeys in Natural Dyeing: Techniques for Creating Color at Home
Author: by Kristine Vejar
Abrams (October 13, 2020)
An international study of natural dyeing aimed at teaching beautiful techniques Similar to cooking and the act of sharing meals, our relationship to textiles is a core tenet of our human experience. Creating textiles cultivates connection, belonging, community, and friendships among people.
In the world of textiles, natural dyeing is the closest we come to the act of cooking. Journeys in Natural Dyeing shares the story of Kristine Vejar and Adrienne Rodriguez’s travels to four countriesIceland, Mexico, Japan, and Indonesiawhere they visited natural dyers who use locally-sourced dyes to create textiles that evoke beauty, a connection to their environment, and showcase their mastery of skill.
This book shares their process of using their own locally-grown dyes and includes recipes and projects to create more than 400 shades of color. In addition, you will learn how to use your own natural environment to create deep, beautiful colors.
No matter where you live, creating color naturally is possible.
13. Plant Dye Zine
Author: by Rebecca Desnos
Plant Dye Zine is an independently published magazine full of botanical dye articles and recipes. Published by natural dyer Rebecca Desnos. Rebecca has written 4 dye tutorials and there are 7 other articles and recipes written by 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).
14. Stitched Shibori: Technique, innovation, pattern, design
Author: by Jane Callender
Written by expert shibori teacher Jane Callender, this beautiful, practical book is packed with both traditional and inventive stitch-resist techniques, a complete dyeing guide and an inspirational gallery of Jane’s work. This book contains all the information a beginner will need to get started – including tips on dyeing in small spaces and a guide to all the health and safety considerations – but is also packed with innovative techniques and inspiring designs that will appeal to the experienced textile artist too.
The book is broken into three sections. The first shows all the key stitch-resist techniques needed – from the basics right through to creating intricate designs and all are clearly explained with photography and illustrations. The second section shows how to use motifs to plan and create pattern.
Finally, the book contains a complete guide to dyeing containing recipes, tips and advice. It teaches you how to dye with both natural and synthetic indigo, in organic and synthetic vats. It also contains a guide to a wide range of natural dyes, iron rust and dazzling Procion dyes, which can be used in combination or alone for amazing effects.
15. Eco Colour: Botanical Dyes for Beautiful Textiles
Author: by India Flint
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.
16. Hand Dyeing Yarn and Fleece: Custom-Color Your Favorite Fibers with Dip-Dyeing, Hand-Painting, Tie-Dyeing, and Other Creative Techniques
Author: by Gail Callahan
Storey Publishing, LLC
Discover the colorful joys of hand dyeing your own yarn and fleece. It’s easy, fun, and can be done right in your own kitchen! Self-taught dyer Gail Callahan shows you a variety of simple techniques to turn plain, outdated, or leftover yarn into vibrant new fibers using ovens, crockpots, frying pans, and other standard kitchen equipment.
Detailed advice on color theory, self-striping, grocery store dyes, and handmade multicolor skeins make successful dyeing a cinch, even for complete beginners.