What started as a quick email for participants in House Sparrow plant-dye workshops bloomed into this 16-page, illustrated guide on how to turn the plants in your kitchen and garden in one-of-a-kind textiles to fill your home with nature's color.
You know, it's how I do.
This DIY guide offers a gentle, fun introduction to this ancient-yet-modern craft.
With the help of beautiful photos and detailed instructions, you are invited to create fabric for quilts, table linens, and clothing that bear your craftsmanship as well as the beauty of the plants around you.
This is just one of the projects shown in the book. Doesn't this table runner printed with black walnut branches just take your breath away? And this was created by a first-time plant dyer!
It just goes to show, bundle dyeing and eco printing are perfect crafts for the beginner and the expert alike.
Here's what you'll find inside:
-How to prepare fabric for eco-printing and bundle dyeing with plants
-How to create unique, one-of-a-kind textiles from the plants you already have in your kitchen and garden
-All the supplies you'll need to start dyeing and printing with plants (spoiler alert: you probably already have most of what you need)
-A list of known dye plants and some of the colors results you can expect from each one
The techniques are simple but the results, as you can see, are stunning.
And you know what else? You already have most of what you need to get started, right in your kitchen and in your garden.
My book gives you the rest of what you need to know to create beautiful, one-of-a-kind fabrics you can use to soften your home.
It's an entertaining, science-laced way to pass an afternoon with the kids, too. I made this bundle-dyed linen napkin set with my 4-year-old godson. He couldn't help but notice that his design turned out prettier than mine (it was true), so here's a photo of the set he created:
Get a load of those yellows, mauves, pinks, and purples. Gorgeousness.
And it's all waiting in the leaves and petals and stems all around you, every day.
The book is available here, in my Etsy shop. Using this link gives you 20% off the list price, as a thank-you to you for joining me here on the blog today. Simply click, navigate to the book (it's in my featured listings at the top of the page), add it to your cart, and proceed to bundle-dye heaven.
Whether you check out as a guest or as an Etsy user, the process is super quick-and-easy.
I'm so excited to hear about what you all create with the knowledge and examples in this book. Please leave me a comment, or drop me a line over on the contact page.
Thank you, and enjoy!