The Modern Natural Dyer


'It really makes one feel rather god-like turning things another colour' Although that quotation (from the glamorous stepmother to Cassandra Mortmain in Dodie Smith's I capture the Castle) may not be completely accurate, it has in some form or another stayed with me – because it is true. ModernNaturalDyer_p080g Even with just a packet of washing machine Dylon powder, the magic of transforming something dull into something vibrant and truly your own is marvellous. But understanding the process, ingredients and even history of dyeing is something else entirely. new The Modern Natural Dyer by the modern natural dyer Kristine Vejar, simultaneously manages to both demystify the 'magic' as well invigorate and inspire any dyer to know, try and expertly execute more. ModernNaturalDyer_p102 According to Vejar there are thousands of natural materials able to produce glorious colours – over 500 species of plants produce blue indigo – this book offers a wonderful introduction to them.

The Modern Natural Dyer

by Kristine Vejar

Published by STC Craft/A Melanie Falick Book (£18.99)

Images: © 2015 Sara Remington MND_cover_FINAL_REV_BHR.indd

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  • Debra Ponte on

    HI,Thanks for info.I have dyed.I am a spinner knitter did dyeing on island of Martha’s
    Vineyard,mass Now on the other island and no longer in a spinning group i play
    around w/plants.Looking forward to this book.Thanks for the Share..Debra/ACK-Mass

  • Dennis Shaffner on

    enjoy the 1970 research of Alma Lesch, published 151 recipes for natural dyes

  • Suzanne on

    Hey Debra,
    I have spent much time on the Vineyard- are you on Nantucket now?
    Would love to hear more about the plants and their colors on MV.

    This book looks fantastic.

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