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Botanical Dyes of Wood Book


Learn how to dye wood with homemade dyes from plants, with UK-based natural dyer, Rebecca Desnos. Connect with nature and open your eyes to the colour potential of botanicals.

Create your own wooden beads in natural earthy hues. Rebecca share's her tips for painting dye on other wooden surfaces too, even small items of furniture. The possibilities with plant dyes are endless, have fun exploring.

 In this book learn how to:

  • extract dye from plants you already have easy access to
  • choose plants that give longer lasting colours
  • apply the methods to other plants to develop your own colour palette
  • make concentrated dyes that are suited for dyeing and painting wood
  • pretreat wood in soya milk to achieve darker colours
  • dye and paint beads, buttons and other small items
  • dye wood evenly
  • paint larger surfaces and even furniture
  • paint patterns on round beads
  • use iron to widen your colour palette
  • store the dyes in the fridge and keep them for future projects
  • seal in the colour with oil or other sealants
  • paint concentrated dyes with a brush on wood
  • use the same dyes on paper and fabric

Soft cover, 100pp of simple, straight-forward instructions supported by full colour inspirational photos throughout. This paperback is the same size as Botanical Colour at your Fingertips, measuring 234 x 156 mm.