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Indigo: Cultivate, dye, create

Indigo: Cultivate, dye, create (Hardback)

By Luhanko, Douglas
By Neumuller, Kerstin

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Discover indigo; one of the most mystical yet widely used plants in the world. From cowboys' denim to the jeans in your wardrobe, its enduring popularity survives to this day. In this practical and inspirational handbook, learn how to use this powerful pigment to breathe life int...o your clothes and craft projects. This book contains all the information you need to grow, extract and use indigo, alongside a wealth of dying recipes with other plants and gorgeous textile ideas.In the first chapter, learn how to grow indigo yourself, whether you have a windowsill or a full garden. No matter where you live, the authors provide gardening tips for the best species of indigo for your area.From there, a variety of different dyeing techniques are explained to achieve your desired results. Covering everything from warm or cold dyeing with indigo, fructose, hydrosulfite and fermented vats, and dyeing with other colour pigments, you can create multi-coloured projects that are bound to astound. A chapter explaining the science behind the dye also takes you through any troubleshooting problems to help you experiment further.Finally, the projects section includes guides on how to use your dyed textiles to create intricate moyo-sashi and hitomte-sashi embroidery, patchwork quilts or resist-dyed patterns. Weave using traditional ikat or boro techniques and dye beautiful honeycomb, storm and geometric patterns. Take your ideas to the next level with this potent dye.From plant to pigment, Indigo will encourage both beginners and experienced dyers to cultivate, dye and create with a wide range of innovative and exciting recipes and unique projects
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ISBN 9781911595625
Publisher Pavilion Books
Format Hardback
Internationally sourced on backorder; allow 4-8 weeks

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ISBN-13 9781911595625
Stock Available
Status Internationally sourced on backorder; allow 4-8 weeks
Publisher Pavilion Books
Imprint Pavilion Books
Publication Country United Kingdom United Kingdom
Format Hardback
Author(s) By Luhanko, Douglas
By Neumuller, Kerstin
Category Gardening: Herbs
Spinning & Weaving
Models & Model-Making
Number of Pages 144
Dimensions Width: 180mm
Height: 250mm
Spine: 20mm
Dewey Code 667.26
Weight 643g
Interest Age General Audience
Reading Age General Audience
Library of Congress Dyes and dyeing - Textile fibers, Dyes and dyeing, Indigo
NBS Text Handicrafts, Arts & Crafts
ONIX Text General/trade