Journeys in Natural Dyeing shares the story of Kristine Vejar and Adrienne Rodriguez’s travels to four countries, Iceland, Mexico, Japan, and Indonesia, where they visited natural dyers who use their locally-sourced dyes in dramatically different environments to create textiles that evoke beauty, a connection to the land on which they live, and showcase their mastery of skill. This book includes profiles of the artists met.
In this book, you will learn how-to:
+ create the widest palette possible using dye sourced locally through shifts in pH, the use of iron water, combining dyes, and using naturally-colored fibers
+ identify and gather mushrooms for dyeing
+ grow, harvest, compost, and ferment Persicaria tinctoria (indigo) based upon 100 square feet of space
+ extract indigo pigment from Persicaria tinctoria to use at a later date
+ use plant-based mordants
+ create concentrates from locally sourced barks and leaves, such as Birch and Maple, for room-temperature dyeing
+ and more!
It's the latest book from Woolbuddy with 20 irresistibly simple needle felting projects!
In this book, Jackie will walk you through the process to needle felt a wide-eyed owl, a toothy shark, a fuzzy sheep, a towering giraffe, and much more!
With step-by-step instructions and helpful how-to photographs, crafters can create clutchable keepsakes to be instantly enjoyed and forever cherished.
A new baby is often a prompt to take up or revisit an old one and knitting is no exception. When we created out Pudding yarn we very much had babies in mind; we wanted all of the softness, warmth and ethical qualities of our other yarns, but , having children ourselves, we knew how important it was that the items could be washed.