A Garden to Dye For: Book Review

Since I am very interested in natural dyeing, I am always on the lookout for new titles.  A Garden to Dye for: How to Use Plants from the Garden to Create Natural Colors for Fabrics & Fibers by Chris McLauglin is both beautiful and informative; it is a wonderful combination of gardening and dyeing. The book also includes a plans for designing a dye garden.  If you are interested in natural dyeing, why not try growing your own dye plants.  I have a bag of coreopsis (tickseed) and marigold blooms from last year in my freezer waiting for the dye pot.  I am planning to use them soon and yes I have coreopsis and marigolds growing in my garden now. The book is divided into several categories including a section on dyeing with herbs and a recipe for dyeing with black beans.  Who knew you could dye with beans?

 

Check out the review from Amazon.com

 

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