Favourite Resources

Here are some of my favourite sources for natural dyeing, fashion, and sewing. Some are books, some are links (sites, blogs, videos, etc.), some are series I listen to while working, and some I just plain find inspiring!

*note: I have included links to where you can find items for purchase.

NATURAL DYE BOOKS: 

Eco Colour: Botanical Dyes for Beautiful Textiles – India Flint (my top rated natural dye books as it discusses alternative dye methods and tests as well as taking an in-depth look at mordants.)

A Dyer’s Garden: From Plant to Pot: Growing Dyes for Natural Fibres – Rita Buchanan

Harvesting Colour: How to Find Plants and Make Natural Dyes – Rebecca Burgess

NATURAL DYE VIDEO LINKS:

Sasha Duerr discussing natural dyes. (I have talked about this video before in a post, I find it truly inspiring and makes me a bit envious).

Rebecca Burgess discussing her 150 mile wardrobe. (I have come to love this video and have watched it many times and have thought about how I could introduce some of the ideas into my wardrobe).

FASHION INSPIRATION LINKS:

Channel 2015 Spring-Summer Collection being made (I love tambour embroidery and would every much like to learn to do it).

Christian Dior 2010 – 2011 Fall-Winter Collection  on the runway.

Channel 2011 – 2012 Pre-Fall Collection on the runway.

The Boyer Family Sisters Blog

CRAFT LEARNING VIDEOS:

This video and this video taught me how to spin and finish yarn respectively (using a drop spindle).

This video taught me how to do a hand-rolled hem.

SERIES:

Edwardian Farm (BBC TV series)

Wartime Farm (BBC TV series)

Victorian Farm (BBC TV series)

Desert Island Discs (BBC Radio series)