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Giveaway #45 - The Complete Guide to Natural Dyeing

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Giveaway #45 - The Complete Guide to Natural Dyeing

Hi again everybody, Today I've got a really neat prize: a copy of the brand-new book " The Complete Guide to Natural Dyeing: Techniques and Recipes for Dyeing Fabrics, Yarns and Fibers at Home" by Eva Lambert and Tracy Kendall. It's from Interweave Press, and it arrived on my desk a week and a half ago. To say I was excited might be understating the case. picture-16 I've been seeing people experiment with dyeing fabric, yarn and fibre for a few months now – for example, there's the Natural Dyeing Class at the workroom and Karyn's shibori dress; of Malka Dubrawsky's blog A Stitch in Dye (and her new book, " Color Your Cloth"); of the Kool-Aid dyeing tutorial at Needlebook; of the fabulous hand-dyed yarns at Indigo Dragonfly. The idea of being in control of what colour wool I knit with or what colour fabric I sew with is pretty tempting, and the possibilities seem endless! If you're as intrigued by the idea of dyeing your own as I am, this is the book for you. The book's website says it best: " The Complete Guide to Natural Dyeing includes comprehensive lists for measuring, weighing, and dyeing and step-by-step sequences to explain techniques for collecting and preparing dyestuff, color matching, and methods for both solid and semi-solid dyeing. You will also learn how different natural dyes will affect the colors obtained on various mediums, how to mix dye baths for original results, and more. Whether a fiber artist is looking to start from scratch or to learn new, expert dyeing skills, The Complete Guide to Natural Dyeing is a comprehensive guide with complete instructions and plenty of dyeing inspiration to get creative the natural way . Using natural dyes to create fabric, yarn, or fiber is simple, eco-friendly, and surprisingly affordable." It's just fascinating. Click here and scroll down to have a peek at the inside of the book. For your chance to win, leave a comment on this post by 11:59 p.m. on Sunday, March 21, and I will post a winner sometime on Monday, March 22. I can't think of a question this week, so why not ask me one instead? Good luck!
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