Now you can keep the beautiful colours of your summer garden with you all year long in the form of vibrant dyes for natural fibers.
A Dyer's Garden walks you through a garden season from design to planting to harvesting for the dye-pot.
The hundreds of colours presented are but a sampling of the striking hues you can achieve by following the author's foolproof methods and encouragement for experimentation.
Rita Buchanan has been studying dye plants for twenty years and growing them for ten; she uses the dyes to colour wool and other natural fibers which she spins into yarn for knitting and weaving. Along with dye plants, she also grows hun¬dreds of fragrant herbs, perennial wildflowers, and ornamental shrubs in her Connecticut garden and green¬house.
Rita works as an editor for Interweave Press and other publishing companies; writes regularly for gardening and fiber craft magazines; and is the author of A Weaver's Garden (Dover; 1999) and editor of Dyes from Nature (Brooklyn Botanic Garden, 1990)
1st edition, 1995, Pb, 112pp, full colour thoughout, 15.2 x 18.5 cm