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A garden to dye for

Chris McLaughlin

A garden to dye for

how to use plants from the garden to create natural colors for fabrics and fibers

by Chris McLaughlin

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  • 33 Currently reading

Published by St. Lynn"s Press in Pittsburgh, PA .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Dyes and dyeing,
  • Fiberwork,
  • Dye plants

  • About the Edition

    A Garden to Dye For shows how super-simple it is to plant and grow a dyer"s garden and create beautiful botanical dyes. Features include 40-plus plants that the gardener-crafter can grow for an all-natural, customized color palette. A dyer"s garden can be a mosaic of flowers, herbs, roots and fruits that lend us their pigments to beautify other areas of our lives.

    Edition Notes

    Includes bibliographical references and index.

    StatementChris McLaughlin
    Classifications
    LC ClassificationsTP919 .M38 2014
    The Physical Object
    Paginationxvii, 142 p.
    Number of Pages142
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL27162048M
    ISBN 100985562285
    ISBN 109780985562281
    LC Control Number2013941489
    OCLC/WorldCa852830968

    A Garden to Dye For, How to Use Plants from the Garden to Create Natural Colors for Fabrics & Fibers by Chris MacLaughlin (St. Lynn’s Press books:Pittsburgh, PA) This is an inspiring, and distinctive book. A dyer's garden can be a mosaic of flowers, herbs, roots and fruits that lend us their pigments to beautify other areas of our lives. The richly photographed book is divided between the garden and the dye process, with garden layouts, plant profiles, dye extraction and uses, step-by-step recipes and original, engaging DIY projects.

    All of these and many more appear in A Garden to Dye For, the book that shows how super-simple it is to create your own beautiful colors from plants in your garden. Profiles more than 50 dye plants that garden-crafter can grow; Rich photographs featuring garden layouts, dye techniques and much more! A Garden To Dye For: How To Use Plants From The Garden To Create Natural Colors For Fabrics and Fibers by Chris McLaughlin Publisher: St. Lynn’s Publishing Categories: Nonfiction, Home & Garden Links: Author’s Blog, Buy Book Here Spinning my own yarn is .

    "A new generation discovers grow-it-yourself dyes," says the New York Times. And you don't have to have a degree in chemistry to create your own natural dyes. It just takes a garden plot and a kitchen. A Garden to Dye For shows how super-simple it is to plant and grow a dyer's garden and create beautiful dyes. Many of these plants may already be. A dyer's garden can be a mosaic of flowers, herbs, roots and fruits that lend us their pigments to beautify other areas of our lives. The richly photographed book is divided between the garden and the dye process, with garden layouts, plant profiles, dye extraction and uses, step-by-step recipes and original, engaging DIY projects.5/5(1).


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A Garden to Dye For features plus plants that the gardener-crafter can grow for an all-natural, customized color palette. A dyer’s garden can be a mosaic of flowers, herbs, roots and fruits that lend us their pigments to beautify other areas of our lives/5().

Either way, this book is written for gardeners looking to create a dye garden. If you want to purchase natural dyes online, be sure to look for a kit. Before we had Chris’s book, we bought a plant based dye kit from Amazon and used it for our science fair project. Using a kit can be a great way to get your feet wet with plant based dyes.

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A dyer's garden can be a mosaic of flowers, herbs, roots and fruits that lend us their pigments to beautify other areas of our lives/5(85). A Garden to Dye For Septem Here's a tutorial from my new book, Growing Heirloom Flowers by Cool Springs Press ~ BIG LOVE to Garden Therapyfor doing such a Followers: K.

How to Use Plants from the Garden to Create Natural Colors for Fabrics and Fibers. Author: Chris McLaughlin; Publisher: St Lynns Press ISBN: Category: Crafts & Hobbies Page: View: DOWNLOAD NOW» Profiles over fifty dye plants that can be used to create an all-natural color palette, and shares garden layouts, simple dye techniques, and instructions for treating fabrics.

A Garden to Dye For features plus plants that the gardener-crafter can grow A garden to dye for book an all-natural, customized color palette.

A dyer’s garden can be a mosaic of flowers, herbs, roots and fruits that lend us their pigments to beautify other areas of our s: A Garden to Dye For Author: Chris McLaughlin Publish On: Profiles over fifty dye plants that can be used to create an all-natural color palette, and shares garden layouts, simple dye techniques, and instructions for treating fabrics.

Like I mentioned, I’ve been reading Chris McLaughlin’s book “A Garden to Dye For” and I’m on this natural dye kick. (Fabulous book, by the way – here’s our review.)Naturally, anything I’m passionate about usually finds its way into the schoolroom, so the kids and I have been experimenting this week with natural dyes from the children’s garden.

Depending where you are it isn’t too late to be growing plants in order to reap the benefits of dyeing. There are no shortage of plants out there that can be used to naturally and safely for dyeing fabrics and fibres. A Garden to Dye For is a superior book that was recently published by Chris McLaughlin.

30 Plants for the Dye Pot. So if you’re interested in learning a little history in a fun, hands-on way, why not start by growing some of these plants in your garden. Since there are far too many to name, let’s start with 30 plants commonly grown and used for dye pots.

Book Review - Dye your own fabrics & yarns with natural plant dyes Colorful Canary. Using Herbs as Dye -- 18th-century Garden Techniques. In the book, A Garden to Dye For, Chris Mclaughlin takes you step by step through the process, all the while keeping in mind that this is a creative process.

From the planting of a dyers garden, gathering the correct equipment, the pre-dyeing and dyeing process is all there at your fingertips.

A Garden to Dye For features plus plants that the gardener-crafter can grow for an all-natural, customized color palette. A dyer's garden can be a mosaic of flowers, herbs, roots and fruits that lend us their pigments to beautify other areas of our lives. By Paris Wolfe, Blogmaster, The Herb Society of America Author Chris McLaughlin shows readers how to use botanicals to dye fiber and fabric in her book A Garden to Dye For (St.

Lynn’s Press,$). Her palette includes the obvious and the obscure. Indigo and madder root are well documented. But, did you know the. List price: $ As is usually the case with St. Lynn's Press books, A Garden to Dye For is a visual treat. But this is much, much more. Chris's warm writing style Author: Kylee Baumle.

A Garden to Dye for | Home-grown botanical dyes are in, and they're part of today's shift toward natural and organic living. "A new generation discovers grow-it-yourself dyes," says the New York Times. And you don't have to have a degree in chemistry to create your own natural dyes.

Get FREE SHIPPING Every Day, Every Order!Brand: St. Lynn's Press. How to Dye Fabric With Plants. Have you ever wanted to dye fabric or wool using the plants in your garden. The new book Seasonal Plant Dyes by Alicia Hall walks us through the process featuring plants to use at their peak in spring, summer, autumn, and winter to create an array of gorgeous colors and textures only natural dyes can achieve.

A Garden to Dye For is a gardening book with the excuse of natural dyeing and the spirit of exploration, experimentation, and adventure. No more will you be told to measure your dye-vat gram by gram, or have the exact ratio of fibre to dye material.

Instead, you will be given guidelines and released to explore and try it on your own. When I found out that Christ McLaughlin, author of Vertical Vegetable Gardening: A Living Free Guide, was writing a new book on growing a dye garden, I knew I wanted to readI beggged and pleaded asked nicely if I could review her book and she was so wonderful to send me a pdf copy.

But don’t worry all the opinions are mine. I’m not sure exactly what I was expecting from A Garden to. The following excerpt from Chapter 7, guides you through starting your own dye garden and using both plants and seeds to create natural dyes for your future textile projects.If you're using the mordant alum to help the dye bind better to the fabric, you can either pretreat the yarn or fabric (as is typically done) or try adding the mordant directly to the dye bath.

To pretreat the yarn or fabric, measure 3/4 teaspoon alum plus 1/4 teaspoon cream of tartar per each quart of water in your dye .Books shelved as dyeing: Wild Color: The Complete Guide to Making and Using Natural Dyes by Jenny Dean, A Dyer's Garden by Rita Buchanan, Harvesting Colo.