Another book review? Well, yes. I’ve been meaning to share ‘The Wild Dyer’ book with you for a while now. It’s so inspiring!
‘The Wild Dyer’ by Abigail Booth is not only an inspiring read, with stunning photography by Jeska and Dean Hearn, but also a very practical guide to making your own natural dyes from kitchen waste(!), foraged or homegrown plants. It also includes easy and beautiful patchwork and stitch DIY projects. A must-have, if you ask me.
I’ll just share some images from the book with you now, so you can see for yourself:
Abigail Booth’s bright studio. I think I could live there.
Abigail guides you through every step. I’m finding it a really calming read as well. Slowing down, going out and foraging in nature. Sign me up.
Making your own foraging bag from scratch. How cool is that.
A few more DIY projects. All very manageable and they look so beautiful.
Amazing the colours you can get from simple kitchen waste. Also, The Wild Dyer contains seasonal foraging themes so it’s easy to see which wild plants to go foraging for in each season. Practical!
Like I said, a stunning book…
I love this part. If you’re like me and hate throwing out kitchen ‘waste’ (we do have a compost heap, which helps), why not use them to dye fabrics?
Can’t wait to try a soft pink dye. I’m already saving up my avocado stones! (personal photo)
Have you made your own natural dyes yet? I’d love to hear about the results!
I bought my copy of the The Wild Dyer at The Future Kept, a wonderful online shop run by Jeska and Dean Hearne (yes, the same dreamteam who also did the photography for this book!) which is really worth a visit (not sponsored, just absolutely love it), right over here: The Future Kept.
Also, don’t forget to sign up for their newsletter to get 10% off and never miss out on a shop update again (SO many beautifully sourced products!).
Related visual strands articles:
Shop feature: The Future Kept.
Finding your path: Wieteke Opmeer.
Natural dyeing and nature art: Paula Kool Nature art.
Interview: Windward Made.
Fabric woodland sketches: Into the woods – Marijke van Oostrum.
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