I'm so excited to finally be able to show you the Botanical Inks book I've been working on with Quadrille Publishing. It's been a real labour of love; pouring over pages of writing, designing props and making sure it all fits together and flows well. I hope you like it..!
Warmly, Babs :) xx
Botanical Inks: Plant-To-Print Dyes, Techniques and Projects Paperback - May 31st 2018
Learn how to transform foraged wild plants, plants, garden produce and recycled food into dyes and inks with Botanical Inks. The book shows you how to extract environmentally sustainable colour from the landscape and use it to create natural dyes for textiles, clothing, paper and other materials.
Botanical Inks covers dyeing and surface application techniques, including bundle dyeing, Shibori tie-dyeing, hapazome, indigo sugar vat dyeing, wood-block printing, screen printing and more. And it also shows you how to turn your new inks, dyes and technique knowledge into wonderful projects, from a simple bundle-dyed scarf to a block-printed tote bag.
The process of turning plants into print can help you reconnect with nature, find a creative outlet and develop a mindful sense of presence. It also promotes an awareness of sustainable practices and how to reduce our impact on the planet.