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The Modern Natural Dyer: A Comprehensive Guide to Dyeing Silk, Wool, Linen and Cotton at Home Contributor(s): Vejar, Kristine (Author

The Modern Natural Dyer: A Comprehensive Guide to Dyeing Silk, Wool, Linen and Cotton at Home Contributor(s): Vejar, Kristine (Author

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The Modern Natural Dyer: A Comprehensive Guide to Dyeing Silk, Wool, Linen and Cotton at Home
Contributor(s): Vejar, Kristine (Author)

ISBN: 1617691755    EAN: 9781617691751
Publisher: Harry N. Abrams
US SRP: $29.95 US 
Binding: Hardcover
Copyright Date: 2015
Pub Date: October 20, 2015
Physical Info: 0.9" H x 9.8" L x 8.9" W (2.3 lbs) 192 pages

"Vejar shares the most user-friendly techniques for dyeing at home with foraged and garden-raised dyestuffs and natural dye extracts. Demystifying the 'magic,' Vejar explains in ... detail how to produce consistent, long-lasting color"--Page 4 of cove

Kristine Vejar's TheModern Natural Dyer is a comprehensive guide to dyeing silk, wool, linen, and cotton at home.

"A terrific primer for anyone new to the technique. Kristine walks you through the ins and outs of the process." --Magnolia Network, formerly DIY Network

 

Thousands of natural materials can produce glorious color--the 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.

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) by Sara Remington, The Modern Natural Dyer is a complete resource for aspiring and experienced dye artisans. Projects include:
  • Mama's Little Teacup Onesie
  • Field and Forest Dress
  • Firecracker Slip
  • Northwoods Hat
  • Wanderlust Bags
  • Sandstone Shawl
  • Berry Patch Necklace
  • Sock Hop! Cotton Socks
  • Alfresco Table Linens
  • Waves Bandana
  • Northern Lights Scarf
  • And more!
Demystifying the "magic," Vejar explains in explicit, easy-to-follow detail how to produce consistent, long-lasting color. She writes, "The beauty of being a modern natural dyer is that there are so many types of dyes and dyeing available to you. There's so much to explore, but you don't need anything but curiosity to begin."


If you want to add your own color to your next project, then you, too, want to be a modern dyer!


"Vejar's lovely book is very sophisticated and detailed." --Library Journal (Starred Review)
Kristine Vejar is the owner of A Verb for Keeping Warm, a popular yarn store and natural dye studio in Oakland, California. A Fulbright scholar, she began her intensive study and practice of natural dyeing nearly two decades ago in India.
The Modern Natural Dyer is a terrific primer for anyone new to the technique. Kristine walks you through the ins and outs of the process, from defining what scouring and mordanting mean to helping you learn how best to achieve desired colors."-- "DIY Network"
"Kristine's book breaks down natural dyeing from both a scientific and creative perspective, making the process (which has always seemed intimidating to me) feel as approachable as it is beautiful. I love the projects in the book because, in addition to learning basic dye formulas and techniques, the DIY ideas are a nice balance of classic and contemporary. From cool, blousy shirts (that would look at home in any hip boutique) to table linens and pillows,The Modern Natural Dyeris a great way to dive into the world of dyeing."-- "Design*Sponge"
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