Natural Color: Vibrant Plant Dye Projects for Your Home and Wardrobe
Following the incredible success of the slow food movement, the slow fashion trend is now gaining momentum, with more and more consumers buying locally produced clothing and homewares created using sustainable methods and artisanal techniques. Natural Colorexplores the full spectrum of seasonal plant dyes, using nature as a color library. Unlike its competitors, Natural Coloris structured by season, not plant, focusing on achievable projects with easy-to-follow recipes for dyeing everything from dresses, scarves, and hats to rugs, napkins, and table runners, ensuring that even the most savvy home decorator will be inspired.
A gorgeous, heavily photographed guide to making and using natural plant dyes. 20+ projects and ideas for every season. Shows how to create vibrantly hued pillows, rugs, clothing and accessories.
As seen in Sunset Magazine "She is at the forefront of the slow fashion movement." Publishers Weekly Sasha Duerr teaches us to look to nature for inspiration, using botanicals to create subtle, painterly hues. Her ecologically sound approach is both ancient and modern and thoroughly in tune with the times--all photographed to beautifully capture the subtlety of her work. Julie Carlson, Remodelista editor in chief"Sasha makes a seemingly complicated process appear less daunting. Her beautifully illustrated book is filled with easy-to-follow recipes and ingredients that we all have on hand, in our gardens, or compost piles!" Bea Johnson, author of Zero Waste Home"In Natural Color, Sasha shares her extraordinary gift for seeing color in nature. Through accessible projects and seasonal plant dying recipes, Sasha brings beautiful color to our lives and deepens our connection with nature." Molly de Vries, owner of textile company, Ambatalia "Duerr is knowledgeable and thorough, and fiber artists with an interest in incorporating natural dyeing into their work will find the information they need to get started, as well as insight into the dyeing process." Library Journal"
Sasha Duerr is an artist and designer who works with organic dyes and the creative reuse of materials. She is a professor at the California College of the Arts with a joint appointment in textiles and fine arts. Duerr's work has been featured in the New York Times and The Huffington Post.