Sep
21
to Sep 23

SLOW TEXTILES RETREAT- Hudson River Valley, NY

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Join Katrina Rodabaugh and Sasha Duerr September 21-23, 2018 in the Hudson Valley of NY.

Update: This event is SOLD OUT now with a wait list. Thank you so much for the tremendous response. You can join the wait list to be notified if any opportunities arise to join this weekend workshop. Thank you! 

This Slow Textiles Retreat focuses on natural dyes, hand-stitching, mending, and various ways of incorporating sustainable, mindful, and holistic textile arts into creative work. Slow textiles are one aspect of the slow fashion movement that is easily adaptable by individual makers, crafters, and fiber artists of all skill-level and interest. The slow fashion movement is garnering international participants as we collectively work towards a more ecological and ethical fashion future. Through this retreat, teachers, artists, authors, and friends–Sasha and Katrina–have created various workshops to share their textile arts practices, delve deeper into the conversation around slow living and slow textiles, foster like-minded community, and retreat into the workshop atmosphere at Katrina’s private barn studio, backyard gardens, and Hudson Valley homestead.

Over the weekend participants will learn techniques for foraging, harvesting, and creating natural dyes on various animal and plant fibers such as cotton, linen, silk, and wool; learn several mending and slow stitching techniques including Sashiko stitching that results in practical repairs for fixing garments while also adding meaning and Mendfulness to fiber work; and gather together in this slow textile community to discuss slow living, integrating our creative work and our ethical values, and the power of connection to plants and slow textiles. Meals will be lovingly prepared by a local eatery and will be vegetarian using organic and local produce whenever possible. Healthy snacks, treats, and teas will be available throughout the weekend.

Students will leave the retreat with an abundance of inspired plant palette swatches and recipes, a variety of finished naturally dyed and patterned textiles, as well as an existing garment refreshed with natural color (please limit to one garment only–100 percent natural materials such as linen, cotton, silk, or wool will work best); a finished Sashiko design project; one mended garment (please bring your own garment for this portion–denim is a great choice–along with a corresponding patch); printed instruction booklets; various tools and materials; multiple references and resources; and the confidence to continue this work beyond the classroom.

Join the waitlist OVER HERE or keep reading more details HERE! 

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Oct
14
10:00 AM10:00

LANDSCAPE ALCHEMY: Modern Textile Design with California Natural Dye Plants at Tilden Botanic Garden

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Landscape Alchemy: Modern Textile Design with California Natural Dye Plants

Create a seasonal and local color palette from an array of native Northern California plant based dyes. Learn to design fresh, modern textiles with saturated color, pattern resists, and simple surface design techniques. We’ll explore alchemy and biodiversity for plant-based colors from indigenous California plants, low-water dyes, and even an extensive range of beautiful natural color using invasive weeds and chaparral. Each participant will leave the class with a beautiful palette of botanically-dyed samples as well as a gorgeous finished textile for you or your home, connecting you to a vibrant array of beautiful California-made
color. 

All materials included in course fee.

$130 Members 

$140 Non-Members 

LOCATION: Tilden Botanic Garden, Berkeley, CA

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Sep
13
to Sep 16

SEASONAL COLOR PALETTES OF COPENHAGEN

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NATURAL DYE WORKSHOP

Join us for this in-depth four day workshop to explore the biodiversity of natural dye colour palettes of Copenhagen. It will be held from Thursday 13th to Sunday 16th of September.
 
You will learn to cook with colour from the unique Nordic early autumn colour palette. Highlighting locally available materials and ingredients, we’ll experiment with and dye an array of naturally sourced colours and plant dyed textiles. Our workshop will include special foraging field trips to learn about edible dye-producing plants in the wild, as well as collaborations with local and seasonal urban sources of colour from an abundance of weeds and waste. On the last day of our course, we will create and share a delicious meal made together- exploring the seasonal colour and taste palette of Copenhagen – highlighting the biodiversity of colours made with the same ingredients!

PLACE: Material Design Lab, Guldbergsgade 29N
COST: 4.500DKK

To sign up please send an email to material@kea.dk

and we will be in touch. We have limited places for this workshop so do not delay!

For more information on the program, go to our Facebook page: KEA – Material Design Lab

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Jun
24
1:00 PM13:00

NATURAL DYEING WORKSHOP AT MALA'AI CULINARY GARDEN, WAIMEA, HAWAII

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INSPIRED BY THE CULINARY GARDEN OF WAIMEA MIDDLE SCHOOL, medicinal plants, common weeds, and even bi-products of your favorite Big Island grown fruits and vegetables, you’ll learn the basics of natural dyeing and to make an array of vibrant plant based colors. You'll take home saturated naturally dyed color samples, and your own beautifully botanically dyed silk textile!

Book signing for Sasha's latest book "Natural Color," as well as Seasonal Color Wheel Prints for Hawaii will also be available for purchase at the workshop. All proceeds will be donated to Māla'ai, The Culinary Garden of Waimea Middle School.

MORE INFORMATION AND TO REGISTER HERE! 

 

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May
18
to May 20

EARTH TONES POP-UP AT POKETO PROJECT SPACE LA

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EARTH TONES POP-UP AT POKETO PROJECT SPACE

Poketo Project Space at Row DTLA777 Alameda Street #174Los Angeles, CA (map)

A three-day festival of natural color, featuring dyers and designers from across the United States working with botanical and mineral hues.

An event concept collaboration by Titania Inglis + Lost in Fiber Agency.

FEATURING

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      + a bundle dyeing workshop (Sun 9-11a) by the Dogwood Dyer

      + spacelandings editions by Elizabeth Marie Hohimer + Abigail Doan

      + jewelry by Erin Conceding

      + live florals (Sun 12a-4p) + a botanical compositions workshop (Sat 1-3p) by Krystal Chang Projects                                 

      + woodworks by the neverending balloon

      + natural home textiles by Nuraxi

      + beachwear by Pali Swim

      + ceramics by Raina Lee

      + printed matter by Sasha Duerr

      + clothing + home goods by Titania Inglis

      + a custom tinctures workshop (Fri 11a-2p) by Wild Mesa Topanga

 

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Apr
29
11:00 AM11:00

IN SYNC WITH SPRING: Seasonal Gardening, Floral Arranging, and Plant-Dyed Palettes

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                                                 Image by Aya Brackett for Natural Color (Watson-Guptill 2016) 

Learn to create beautiful arrangements and hand-dyed fabrics with the harvest from your backyard garden. Just in time for Mother’s Day, join designers, artists, and authors Stefani Bittner, Alethea Harampolis, and Sasha Duerr in creating a garden-based plant dye palette at SHED’s HomeFarm. Participants will create and take home their own flower arrangement as well as a textile in dye.

The class will begin with a tasting, overview, and discussion of the medicinal and culinary uses of plants including rosemary, flowering basil, and yarrow, led by Stefani. After a walk around SHED’s HomeFarm to identify blooms and plants, Alethea will lead the group in a floral arranging class. Finally, Sasha will demonstrate how to dye with the plant palette from the day.  

A delicious lunch will be included. 

More Info Here!

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Mar
4
1:00 PM13:00

SPRING COLORS NATURAL DYE WORKSHOP AT HEALDSBURG SHED

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Learn how to create a seasonal color palette from local plants with artist and author Sasha Duerr in this special Sonoma color workshop. Inspired by her “Seasonal Color Wheel” Sasha will teach participants how to make plant dye palettes foraged from the farmer’s market and garden. Beyond creating an abundant array of color swatches made from a curated selection of local edibles and weeds, attendees will also dye their own silk fabric with the seasonal color palette of Sonoma.

The workshop has very limited enrollment, so reserve your spot today. All participants will receive a 10% discount for all purchases made in the SHED retail store the day of the event, including Sasha’s books. 

More Info HERE!

SOLD OUT

 

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Jan
4
4:00 PM16:00

IN-SEASON DYE WORKSHOP WITH HANA HOU HILO

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Image by Aya Brackett for Natural Color (Watson-Guptill/Ten Speed Press 2016) 

HILO, HAWAII

A workshop to dye for!

Hele mai to Hana Hou and spend your afternoon dyeing silk pillowcases and other silk goods. Sasha Duerr will be teaching us all how to use in-season local plants for a colorful twist on our silk fabrics. The workshop cost is $60 and will include 2 silk pillowcases along with other silk projects and materials. Hope to see you all soon!

More HERE! 

SOLD OUT 

 

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Nov
12
1:00 PM13:00

FALL COLORS NATURAL DYE WORKSHOP with HEALDSBURG SHED

 Image by Aya Brackett for  Natural Color (Watson-Guptill/ Ten Speed Press. 2016. ) 

Image by Aya Brackett for Natural Color (Watson-Guptill/ Ten Speed Press. 2016. ) 

Learn how to create a seasonal color palette from local plants in this special Sonoma color workshop. Participants how to make plant dye palettes foraged from the farmer’s market, garden, or even urban sidewalk. Beyond creating an abundant array of color swatches made from a curated selection of local edibles and weeds, attendees will also dye their own silk fabric with the seasonal color palette of Sonoma!

The workshop has very limited enrollment, so reserve your spot today

SOLD OUT

 

 

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Nov
11
9:00 AM09:00

2017 FIBERSHED WOOL + FINE FIBER SYMPOSIUM

POINT REYES, CALIFORNIA

Nature’s Resilience — Illuminating the Cycles + Processes that Clothe Us:

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                                  Image by Paige Green

Fibershed’s 2017 Wool Symposium panels and presentations will focus on how current textile systems are impacting our health, water, carbon and genetic life and how the replication of decentralized, regional, transparent, and regeneratively produced Fibershed soil-to-skin value chains are a direct alternative to existing industrial models and the havoc these systems have imparted on our personal and global ecology.

Join us as we discuss the scale of problems and solutions, and together create both an intellectual and hands-on road map for how we can build our Fibershed, as a community. Presentations include:

  • Ocean Health -- the enormous yet microscopic microplastic pollution problem
  • Bast fibers and blends: Solutions to Pollution
  • Framework for a Just Transition: Daylighting Genetic Editing & Modification within the fiber system
  • Classical Plant Breeding
  • Biological Tracking of Synthetic Compounds in Consumer Products
  • Enhancing & Enriching our Soil-to-Soil System -- compost explorations & applications
  • The High Cost of Effluent -- the documentary RiverBlue
  • Internalizing the True Cost

The Symposium will host a marketplace of farmers, ranchers and designers from within our 150-mile region who will be offering place-based goods and raw materials for textile creation. There will also be demonstrations on sheep shearing, wool grading, hoof trimming, angora rabbit shearing, natural dyeing, weaving, and spinning. Marketplace and demos are free to the public.

TICKETS HERE

For complete schedule and list of Marketplace vendors, visit website.

*Fibershed members with a current membership receive an access code to discounted tickets. To become a member, visit the Fibershed website and join or renew today. If you are a current member and have not received a discount access code, please email office@fibershed.com to request the code.

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Nov
2
6:00 PM18:00

'NATURAL COLOR' BOOK TALK + DEMO- SAN FRANCISCO BOTANICAL GARDEN

                                                   Image by Aya Brackett for  Natural Color (Watson-Guptill 2016) 

                                                  Image by Aya Brackett for Natural Color (Watson-Guptill 2016) 

Organized by season, Natural Color is a guide to the full range of plant dyes available, drawn from commonly found fruits, flowers, trees, and herbs, with accompanying projects. Using sustainable methods and artisanal techniques, Sasha will detail achievable ways to apply these limitless color possibilities to your home and wardrobe. Copies of Natural Color will be available for sale and for signing.

THIS IS A FREE EVENT

RSVP HERE

 

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Oct
13
to Oct 15

SLOW TEXTILES RETREAT WITH KATRINA RODABAUGH + SASHA DUERR

THREE PINES FARM CEDAR FALLS, IOWA

Join us for a weekend of slow textile workshops focusing on slow fashion, natural dyes, hand stitching, and mending. The slow fashion movement is garnering international participants as we collectively work towards a more ecological and ethical fashion future. Textile artists play a key part in the solution of ethical fashion as they experiment with various tools and techniques that support a connection with the earth through creative practices. Through this workshop fellow teachers, artists and friends—Sasha and Katrina—have created this unique slow textile retreat as an opportunity to share their textile arts practices, delve deeper into the conversation around slow living and slow textiles, foster like-minded community, and retreat into the workshop atmosphere at the beautiful, rural farm location of Three Pines Farm.

Over the weekend: Participants will learn techniques for foraging, harvesting, and creating natural dyes on various animal and plant fibers such as cotton, linen, silk, and wool; learn several mending and slow stitching techniques including Sashiko stitching that results in practical repairs for fixing garments while also adding meaning and Mendfulness; work together in this slow textile community to discuss slow living, integrating our creative work and our ethical values, and the power of connection to plants and slow textiles; meals will be lovingly prepared and offered onsite while workshops are in progress. 

Students will leave the weekend workshop with an abundance of inspired plant palette swatches and recipes, a variety of finished naturally dyed and patterned textiles, as well as an existing garment refreshed with natural color (please bring your own  garment for this portion - 100 percent natural materials - i.e. linen, cotton, silk, or wool will work best); a finished Sashiko design project; one mended garment (please bring your own garment for this portion - denim is wonderful - along with a corresponding patch); printed instruction booklets; various tools and materials; multiple references and resources; and the confidence to continue this work beyond the classroom

SOLD OUT

Learn more HERE

 

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Image by Aya Brackett from "Natural Color" 

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Oct
8
1:00 PM13:00

SLOWNESS IS BEAUTY- SAVORING THE SEASONAL COLOR PALETTE OF FALL

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THE PODOLLS

SAN FRANCISCO, CA 

Learn to create vibrant seasonal color palettes with textile artist and author Sasha Duerr. In our workshop we'll explore our senses and create curated colors with an abundance of local ingredients. Besides a full array of seasonal plant dyed swatches, students will also color and pattern a gorgeous take-home textile. Inspired by her new book, 'Natural Color,' Sasha will share ideas for creative plant dye processes and recipes and how to cultivate, grow, or forage your own true-hued natural "color stories." 

Accompanying our workshop, we'll engage our sense with enjoy an array of seasonal flora, drinks, and edibles- celebrating the very same plants we'll make our plant based color palettes from!

SOLD OUT

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Sep
26
6:00 PM18:00

COMPOST + MODERN COLOR: A NATURAL DYE WORKSHOP WITH 18 REASONS

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CREATE A SEASONAL COLOR PALETTE WITH WASTE + WEEDS!

18 REASONS 

SAN FRANCISCO, CA

Have your color and eat it too! Inspired by recipes from her latest book Natural Color you will learn to make a full range of natural dyes from by-products of your kitchen cabinets, farmer’s market, or even weeds found in your very own backyard or urban sidewalk. In the world of design- often influenced by seasonal “color stories”- you’ll be awed and amazed at how easy it is to curate a truly unique and authentic color palette made entirely from unsuspecting plant based sources. You’ll learn to make vibrant natural color recipes from scratch and take home saturated samples of a full range of gorgeous locally grown plant-based hues- and your own take home textile. 

This hands-on class includes light seasonal snacks made with the same dye producing plants and a glass of wine or beer per person. 

SOLD OUT

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May
25
1:00 PM13:00

MARIN ART AND GARDEN CENTER

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                                                 Image by Aya Brackett for Natural Color (Watson-Guptill 2016) 

NATURAL COLOR BOOK TALK + DEMO

Organized by season, Natural Color is a guide to the full range of plant dyes available, drawn from commonly found fruits, flowers, trees, and herbs, with accompanying projects. Using sustainable methods and artisanal techniques, Sasha will detail achievable ways to apply these limitless color possibilities to your home and wardrobe.

Sasha will give a short talk and demonstrate recipes from the book.  A book sale and reception follow the presentation.

Tickets: $10

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May
13
1:00 PM13:00

NATURAL COLOR WORKSHOP + BOOK SIGNING

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Image by Halley Roberts for Pali Swim                                                                                           

CAMERON MARKS WORKSHOP SPACE
SANTA CRUZ, CALIFORNIA

Hello Summer! Welcome the colors of a warm summer day with a fun natural dyeing workshop with artist and designer Sasha Duerr.

You'll learn how to make and use natural dyes. We'll choose plant dyes that add to the summery vibe - ie. an indigo dye vat (ocean & sky blues) , an aloe dye bath (warm yellow/pink/light coral) and a hibiscus dye bath (pink/ mauve/fuschia/dark gray blue) - a variety of local plants & flora to compliment your seaside days!

We'll dye a silk sarong & dip dye a Pali swimwear woven hat (as seen in the photo) to take home!

Pali Swimwear designers, Martha (Sasha's sister) & Naomi, will be at the studio to assist Sasha, designed and ethically made in SF. 

We'll cap off the day with a special "To Dye For" cocktail and cheers to the summer ahead!

Sasha will have copies of her new book Natural Color for sale, and will be signing books for those who would like a signed copy.

LIMITED SPACE Register HERE

 

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Apr
29
11:00 AM11:00

NATURAL COLOR TALK + BOOK SIGNING

ANNIE'S ANNUALS RICHMOND, CALIFORNIA 

Plants to dye for – literally! Sasha Duerr, alchemist, founder of the Permacouture Institute and author of the wonderful new plant dye book “Natural Color”, returns by popular demand to  share a wealth of local and seasonal plants (as well as weeds and waste from your garden!) that make gorgeous natural plant dyes. Fun demos and easy-to-follow projects will appeal to novice and experienced dye-enthusiasts alike. Books for sale and an author signing after the talk.

More Info HERE

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Apr
22
10:00 AM10:00

SAVORING THE SEASONAL COLOR PALETTE OF SPRING

 Image by Aya Brackett from  Natural Color (Watson-Guptill 2016) 

Image by Aya Brackett from Natural Color (Watson-Guptill 2016) 

WEST COUNTY FIBER ARTS                        SEBASTOPOL, CALIFORNIA 

Learn about our local and biodiverse color palette while experimenting with seasonal dye baths, tasting a variety of spring produce and edible flowers, and making a vibrant collection of your own seasonally dyed swatches and textiles to inspire any seasonal celebration. Sasha will also draw from accessible recipes in her latest book Natural Color and encourage fresh techniques and inspiring ways of working and designing with plant based palettes.

Sasha will have copies of Natural Color for sale, and will be signing books for those who would like a signed copy.

SOLD OUT

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Jan
28
9:00 AM09:00

CALIFORNIA COLORS

FRIENDS OF THE CHICO STATE HERBARIUM

Create a seasonal and local color palette from an array of native California plant-based dyes. Learn to design fresh plant based color palettes and textiles with saturated hues. You'll also experiment with botanical pattern resists and simple surface design techniques. We'll explore alchemy and biodiversity for plant-based colors from indigenous California plants, low-water dyes, and even get ideas of how to make an extensive range of color from invasive weeds. Each participant will leave the class with a beautiful palette of botanically-dyed samples as well as a gorgeous finished textile for you or your home-connecting to native, local, and seasonal color palettes all year long.

SOLD OUT

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Dec
10
12:00 PM12:00

SAN FRANCISCO FARMER'S MARKET NATURAL COLOR RECIPE DEMO + BOOK SIGNING

Join Sasha for a winter produce "Natural Color" recipe demo and book signing hosted by CUESA and SF Ferry Plaza Building and get inspired  by all the ways that you can use your seasonal farmer's market compost as gorgeous holiday plant dye palettes (... Even recipes for re-using your holiday tree!) 

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Nov
13
10:00 AM10:00

NATURAL COLOR BOOK PARTY + SEASONAL COLOR WORKSHOP

CATTYWAMPUS CRAFTS

OJAI, CA 

Celebrate Natural Color's book release with us and learn to create vibrant seasonal color palettes from an abundance of seasonal waste and weeds with textile artist and author Sasha Duerr.  Inspired by her new book, Sasha will share ideas for creative plant dye recipes and gorgeous projects for your home and wardrobe... In our workshop we'll create a full range of seasonal Ojai based colors and pattern a take-home table runner dyed with gathered seasonal ingredients to celebrate all your seasonal gatherings!

 Image by Aya Brackett from  Natural Color

Image by Aya Brackett from Natural Color

As well as the workshop, we'll enjoy a tasting of seasonal drinks and produce- celebrating some of the very same plants we'll make our palettes from! All participants will also take home a signed copy of Sasha's lushly photographed new book- Natural Color (Watson- Guptill/Random House)  to guide and inspire you in making your own vibrant and seasonal plant palettes all year long.

RSVP HERE!

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Oct
23
10:00 AM10:00

MODERN TEXTILE DESIGN WITH NATIVE PLANTS

TILDEN BOTANIC GARDEN

BERKELEY, CA 

Create a seasonal and local color palette from an array of native Northern California plant-based dyes. Learn to design fresh textiles with saturated color from botanical pattern resists and simple surface design techniques. We’ll explore alchemy and biodiversity for plant-based colors from indigenous California plants, low-water dyes, and even an extensive range of color from invasive weeds. Each participant will leave the class with a beautiful palette of botanically-dyed samples as well as a gorgeous finished textile for you or your home-connecting you to your favorite seasonal native plants all year long!

$120 members

$130 non-members
 

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Sep
28
7:00 PM19:00

NATURAL COLOR: BOOK LAUNCH + TALK - TEXTILE ARTS CENTER NYC

Join Bay Area textile artist and CCA professor Sasha Duerr for a talk and fall plant dyeing demonstration based on her new book, Natural Color. Sasha’s work has been profiled everywhere from Martha Stewart Weddings to the New York Times, for her work with plant-based dyes. In her new lushly photographed book, she explores the full spectrum of seasonal plant dyes available to the reader, using everyday plants as a color library. As much a lookbook for home and fashion as it is a practical guide, Natural Color will inspire plant-lovers, artists, foodies, and everyone else who wants to bring more color into their life, whether a beginning or seasoned dyer. 

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