A dyers garden from plant to pot growing dyes for natural fibers rita hand dyed yarn hand spinning spinning wheels natural dyeing how to dye fabric fabric yarn book crafts craft books tie dye. Get this from a library a dyers garden from plant to pot growing dyes for natural fibers rita buchanan an explanation of the plants to grow for fabric dyes how to care for them and how to make dyes. Early dyers relied on easily obtained natural materials to add color to their textiles natural dyestuffs come from flowering plants bark fungi lichens insects shellfish and various earths dye materials can be gathered at most times of the year used fresh or dried the amounts of natural dyestuffs required to dye protein fibers are not. The plants in the dye garden were chosen because they produce a rainbow of colors on wool in general vegetable dyes give soft subtle colors usually the material to be dyed needs to be treated with a mordant to allow the dye to be absorbed
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