The Art and Science of Natural Dyes is a long-awaited guide that serves as a tool to explain the general principles of natural dyeing, and to help dyers to become more accomplished at their craft through an increased understanding of the process.
PHOTOS & TECHNIQUES
Photos of more than 450 samples demonstrate the results of actual natural dye tests, and detailed information covers every aspect of natural dyeing including theory, fibers, mordants, dyes, printing, organic indigo vats, finishing, and the evaluation of dye fastness. Special techniques of printing and discharging indigo are featured as well.
IS THIS BOOK FOR NOVICE, PRACTICED, or EXPERTS
The book is intended for dyers and printers who wish to more completely understand the "why" and the "how," while ensuring safe and sustainable practices no matter their experience-level.
Written by a textile engineer and chemist (Boutrup) and a textile artist and practitioner (Ellis), its detailed and tested dye recipes for every process, including charts and comparisons, make it the ideal resource for all levels of dyers and printers.