Spectrum Dye Plants of Ontario Book, guide to natural dyeing with temperate climate plants
Spectrum: Dye Plants of Ontario is a fabulous guide to dye plants that can grow in Ontario and other similar climates. With information on over 280 plants, from native Ontario wildflowers to common garden bedding plants, this book is a great resource for anyone living in a temperate area. The variety of dye plants is absolutely incredible, and this book will help you discover a world of natural colour growing right under your nose.
Created in 1986 by the Burr House Spinners and Weavers in Richmond Hill, this beloved guide details habitat, growing conditions, parts of the plant used, dyeing instructions, and colours achieved with 5 different mordants for so many wonderful dye plants! Plus detailed illustrations to help you identify the species. Learn the secrets of natural dye plants from Crown Vetch and Queen Anne's Lace, to Marigolds, Zinnias and Parsley, to Woad and Madder. The natural colour possibilities are endless.