Grow Your Own Colour

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Start a dye garden no matter how little space you have, whether it's a window box, balcony or garden.

Experience the joy of growing flowers (and also Japanese indigo!) and use your plants to naturally dye cloth.

Grow Your Own Colour will show you...

  • how to start gardening if you’ve never done it before
  • no-dig gardening methods
  • starting seeds indoors vs direct sowing in the ground
  • how to grow, harvest and dye with 9 different dye plants
  • these plants are covered: Japanese indigo, Hopi Black Dye sunflower, French marigold, African marigold, dyer's chamomile, coreopsis, sulphur cosmos, purple pincushion, hollyhock (and a couple of other bonus types of cosmos).
  • harvesting & drying flowers
  • saving seeds & cross-pollination
  • dyeing projects for your homegrown flowers
  • bundle dyeing, flower hammering, immersion dyeing (in a dye pot), darkening & painting with iron, modifying the pH of dye
  • different mordant recipes for silk and cellulose fibres
  • comparing results from soya milk treated fabric, with aluminium acetate, lactate & sulphate, as well as iron post mordanting & painting
  • guidelines for choosing the right mordant for your particular project
  • how to test colour fastness on fabric
  • where to buy dried flowers if you just can't wait to grow your own!
  • where to buy seeds (worldwide)

 

Details

Publisher - Rebecca Desnos

Author(s) - Rebecca Desnos

Paperback

Published Date - February 20 2023

ISBN - 9781739819743

Dimensions - 23.4 x 15.6 x 0.8 cm

Page Count - 136

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