Plants can be used for medicine, clothing, decoration, basketry, building, paints, crafts, and so much more. I love the fact that as long as I live I will never be done learning all the different ways to use what is around me. Nature is abundant and abundantly fascinating.
Because of my love of all things natural I was very excited to learn about Sasha Duerr's book, Natural Color: Vibrant Plant Dyes Projects for your Home and Wardrobe. It is as beautiful as it is intriguing.
Now, to be completely honest, I have yet to try a project from it, but I've been goggling over them for months now. She organizes her book by season which is really helpful, so hopefully soon I will have a project I can post about on my Facebook page. But, if learning more about plants and the different ways to use them is something you are interested in, I highly recommend you check this book out. Her recipes look pretty easy to follow, too.
I am definitely a visual learner so having these sorts of projects in written format is a little harder for me so I was really excited to see that Duerr has this short video online, too. I wish she had her own YouTube channel, but she does have lots of classes she teaches if you live in the Bay Area! Maybe I'll take a road trip one of these days.
In any case, I'm slowly going to start building up my collection of white natural fiber clothing items from thrift stores so I can actually make some of her awesome projects very soon! This will be an exciting learning curve. You should get the book and join me!
Here are a few other books on the same subject that look intriguing. Enjoy dreaming about life in natural color!
The Handbook of Natural Plant Dyes by Sasha Duerr
A Garden to Dye For by Chris McLaughlin
Harvesting Color: How to Find Plants and Make Natural Dyes by Rebecca Burgess
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