How To Find Plants and Make Natural Dyes
by Rebecca Burgess
In this luscious, well-illustrated book, Rebecca Burgess takes a large view of the role of plants in bringing color into our lives. As well as a detailed and easy-to-follow instructional manual for both beginning and advanced natural dyers, she provides a poetic and inspiring historical overview of the subject, including intriguing references to her travels throughout the United States meeting natural dyers and planting a native restoration dye garden.
“Making dyes that impart nature’s colors” is an entry into imagining a way to end the rivers of poisonous chemicals resulting from chemical dyeing. At the same time, it is a rich and intimate look at an ancient relationship between people and plants. Highly recommended.