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Weaving with Natural Dyes (Paperback)

Learn how to dye and weave yarns to create 12 beautiful seasonal projects for home

Hobbies & Lifestyle > Art > Decorative Arts & Crafts

By Lucy Rowan
Imprint: White Owl
Series: Crafts
Pages: 112
Illustrations: 160 colour illustrations
ISBN: 9781399060677
Published: 10th April 2024


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Weaving with Natural Dyes is a comprehensive guide to the art of weaving with eco-friendly, natural dyes. Authored by textile designer and weaver Lucy Rowan, this book features 12 stunning woven projects with step-by-step imagery that will inspire and guide weavers of all skill levels.

This book takes you on a journey through the seasons, exploring the beauty of natural hues found in leaves, flowers, and vegetables. Each project is designed to highlight the colours of the season, from the warm oranges and browns of autumn to the bright pinks and yellows of spring.

With this book, you'll learn everything you need to know about using natural dyes in your weaving projects. You'll discover how to dye yarns with materials found in nature, using eco-friendly methods that are as beautiful as they are sustainable. The projects in this book range from easy to advanced, so whether you're a beginner or an experienced weaver, you'll find something to inspire you.

The step-by-step imagery and detailed instructions make it easy to follow along with each project, ensuring that you'll be able to create beautiful woven pieces that reflect the changing seasons. Lucy Rowan's passion for natural dyes and weaving shines through in every page of this book, making it a must-have for anyone interested in weaving, natural dyeing, or sustainable crafting.

Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

This is a beginner accessible, simple, and attractively illustrated tutorial guide to sourcing materials and getting started with weaving, with a special interest in naturally dyed materials. The author proceeds from the -very- simple tools and materials, including instructions for stretcher bar loom, to weaving materials and simple tool.

She proceeds through simple weaving techniques, to sourcing and using natural materials for dyeing.

The final chapters are arranged in seasonally themed groups; spring through winter, with an introduction, seasonal dye recipes, and 3 tutorials in each season. The projects are appealing and inspirational. They're simple enough for beginners, and appealing enough for more advanced artists to have a good jumping-off point for further embellishment.

The book's vibe is like a particularly well organised tutorial class, and I can imagine that the author is a patient and gifted instructor. All the tutorials include complete materials lists, multiple process and finished photographs in colour, and step-by-step instructions.

Five stars. This would make an excellent choice for public or school library acquisition, maker's groups, activity groups, and home studio reference.

NetGalley, Annie Buchanan

As a gardener and crafter I loved this copy of Natural Dyes. Its something i have been interested in and cant wait to get started on my journey with help from this book. My summer garden and yard will be my new pallet for making crafts. Come join the fun with this book…

NetGalley, lisa jung

Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

Working with Natural Dyes is beautifully illustrated with clear instructions on how to do the different types of weaves. Weaving is a craft I've always wanted to learn and being a quilter this book perked my interested in working with natural dyes. I like that this book had several small projects for the beginner so you don't have to tackle a project as large as a wall hanging.

NetGalley, Kay DeFreese

Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

Weaving with Natural Dyes is a comprehensive guide to the art of weaving with eco-friendly, natural dyes. Authored by textile designer and weaver Lucy Rowan, this book features 12 stunning woven projects with step-by-step imagery that will inspire and guide weavers of all skill levels.

This is a beautiful book filled with great photography and clear and easy instructions. I chose this book because I had an interest in learning to weave and this definitely helped clarify some questions I had. For any weaver with an interest in using natural dyes, this is the best I have read on this particular subject, the author is obviously passionate about her craft which carries throughout the book. Lovely projects and she encourages trial and error which I liked. Another excellent addition to the crafters library. Thanks as always to Netgalley and the great Pen & Sword for this excellent reference book.

NetGalley, Carol Elizabeth Keogh

This book goes over basics like materials, tools, several basic stitches, and even info on dying your own wool. The projects included are varying and interesting, and includes a note on the difficulty level. Would be nice for learning and having on hand for reference! Great book for those interested in weaving.

NetGalley, Amanda Raiche

Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

This was is a great resource for people who want to get started with dyeing and weaving. It is a great combination between natural dyeing and weaving. So you get inspired to use the dyed yarn immediately in a project. The instructions are clear and the book is beautifully illustrated.

NetGalley, Sara Miller

Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

What a lovely little book! I'm predominantly a crocheter, but I've been exploring other fiber arts and just recently purchased a small flat loom to experiment with. I've read through a lot of books, but this volume has been the best! The author explores different loom types, different tools of the trade, and goes into step by step (and picture by picture) detail on every part of the process. It greatly improved my sparse foundational knowledge.

Even better is the fact that the book then explores different types of natural dyes, and breaks the dyes down by what vegetables, flowers, and spices are in season, and includes project patterns for each season!

This will definitely be a reference for me.

NetGalley, Marna Moore

Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

I love the look of the home made dyed yarn. The methods look easy to follow. I will be attempting some of the cute loom techniques soon.

NetGalley, Amanda Karsh

I really enjoyed this book. It brought back childhood memories of weaving pot holders on my little plastic loom, and weaving paper baskets out of newspaper…which I had forgotten all about.

The author is self-taught with a background in textiles and graphic design as well as a passion for teaching this craft to others. The book is very visual, filled with cozy serene photography, and features a detailed “how-to” for beginners, followed by seasonal projects for beginner, intermediate and advanced weavers.

I love that she talks a lot about using existing or makeshift materials. She offers great tips on: yarn, tools, weaves, textures, patterns, stitches and dyeing your own wool using flowers, veggies, etc.

The last 4 chapters are devoted to project ideas like a pillow cushion, lampshade, clutch handbag, necklace, wall hanging and more. All the ideas were very inspirational and well done.

NetGalley, Hippie Blossom

Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

I am a weaver who has done some natural dyeing. My issue is always finding projects that use what I dye and this really solved that problem by giving you very detailed instructions and even illustrations and photos of how to use your dyed fibers. Highly recommend for anyone with project paralysis.

NetGalley, Rachel Rappaport

This is a very cool approach to weaving and as a novice in weaving, I liked the implementation of choosing dyes as part of the crafting process. This is a great and informative book with clear instructions for weavers of various skillsets. A huge thank you to the publisher for providing me a copy in exchange for my thoughts. I'm inspired!

NetGalley, Ariel (She/Her)

Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

I thought this book was fantastic.

As someone who has been interested in weaving for awhile now, this book goes into tools you can use, different material you can use, different weaving looms, etc. She also shares many different techniques to weaving along with tips and tricks along the way.

I love that she doesn't try to upsell you on expensive supplies. She flat out tells you how to DIY an easy loom at home using inexpensive items or things you may already have.

This book has the general reference and technique area in the first half of the book. The last half is separated into seasons with dye recipes, and beginner to advanced projects you can try (with tutorials). I love the variety of everything.

A great book for someone interested in picking up the hobby!

NetGalley, Kimberly Sherman

Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

I really liked this book, it includes information on basic weaving techniques, how to to build your own loom with inexpensive materials and general information on what tools you will need. It includes a series of projects that range from beginner to experienced to advanced and recipes.

This would be good for introducing someone to natural dyes and weaving!

NetGalley, victoria catron

A quick look at ways to dye wool throughout the seasons, and a series of projects that range from beginner to experienced to advanced. I think the dye recipes are easy to accomplish, but my favorite part of the book was seeing all the various non wall hanging projects she came up with, I was especially excited about the peg loom weaving of a throw rug!

NetGalley, Karen Duncan

About Lucy Rowan

Lucy Rowan is a textile designer specialising in weaving. She has authored several craft books and holds workshops in the South of England to pass on her textile skills. Her latest work, Weaving with Natural Dyes, showcases her passion for weaving and dyeing yarns with materials found in nature. Lucy's knowledge and expertise in weaving have earned her recognition from Elle Decoration and Channel 4's Kirstie's Handmade Christmas. Join Lucy on her weaving journey and discover the beauty of natural dyes with her latest book.

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