First Steps in Natural Dyeing - Book

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First Steps in Natural Dyeing has simple, easy to follow recipes and instructions for dyeing all of our undyed silks, cotton and wool using natural plant dyes.

With recipes using traditional dyestuffs (cochineal, madder, brazilwood, fustic, osage orange and indigo) for protein fibers and fabrics like wool and silk as well as cellulose and nylon materials like cotton, linen, and hemp, it is a popular resource with Waldorf kindergarten teachers dyeing their own play cloths, nature table cloths and classroom curtains. 


Table of Contents:

Understanding Natural Dyes
Choosing Dyes, Mordants and Equipment
Steps to Action
Dyeing the Fabric
Possbile Problems
Blue Goes for Down (story of how indigo came to Liberia)
Some Helpful Books


Published by WECAN (Waldorf Early Childhood Association of North America)

Spiral-bound, 29 pages

Author: Joan Almon