Botanical Inks by Babs Behan

The author travelled far and wide to learn about a natural and sustainable way of putting colour into our lives. Along the way she learned how to recycle materials, use herbs and the hedgerows to produce items of beauty. Once you see how many items produce dyes a world opens up, encouraging thought into a whole other realm.

Babs teaches in Bristol at Botanical Inks, an artisan natural dye studio where she is driven by raising awareness of ecological and social issues about the production of materials, we all use every day.

The language of dyeing often confuses us, but here Babs explains the words and processes involved, making it feel more natural and worth trying.

This book is beautifully illustrated throughout, with step-by- step instructions and guidance encouraging the reader to take the plunge into the vat of colour.


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