Journeys in Natural Dyeing
An international study of natural dyeing aimed at teaching beautiful techniques
Similar to cooking and the act of sharing meals, our relationship to textiles is a core tenet of our human experience. Creating textiles cultivates connection, belonging, community, and friendships among people. In the world of textiles, natural dyeing is the closest we come to the act of cooking. Journeys in Natural Dyeing shares the story of Kristine Vejar and Adrienne Rodriguez’s travels to four countries—Iceland, Mexico, Japan, and Indonesia—where they visited natural dyers who use locally-sourced dyes to create textiles that evoke beauty, a connection to their environment, and showcase their mastery of skill. This book shares their process of using their own locally-grown dyes and includes recipes and projects to create more than 400 shades of color. In addition, you will learn how to use your own natural environment to create deep, beautiful colors. No matter where you live, creating color naturally is possible.
ABOUT THE AUTHORS
Kristine Vejar and Adrienne Rodriguez own A Verb for Keeping Warm in Oakland, California, a retail textile store and natural dyeing studio. Kristine is the author of The Modern Natural Dyer (Abrams, 2015).