CREATIVE BOOKS FOR AUTUMN – THE WILD DYER

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Strip pieced blanket - The Wild Dyer Ready for more creative inspiration? This one came out last autumn but it is very dear to my heart as Dean and I styled and took the photographs for Abigail Booth’s book The Wild Dyer. If you haven’t already got a copy, this is the perfect time to grab one and go out foraging (responsibly please) for autumnal dye materials – to create beautiful handmade items for you and your home. Click here for a behind the scenes post with more pictures.Foraging for hawthorn berries - The Wild Dyer Full of seasonal images, informative technical guides and projects to make with your newly dyed fabrics, Abigail takes us on a trail exploring dye materials from the dyers garden, kitchen and the summer and autumn seasons.Autumn dye materials - The Wild Dyer Foraging for bracken - The Wild Dyer From growing your own colours to responsibly foraging and gathering, who knew you could make weeds and roots into a subtle or striking natural palette.  Dying with madder root - The Wild Dyer Hand stitched coasters - The Wild Dyer The projects start simply and gradually build up your confidence to more complicated designs. My favourites are the Harvest Bag, Hand stitched coasters and oak gall ink.Hand stitched coasters - The Wild DyerAutumn dye materials - The Wild Dyer Right now our garden and hedgerows are abundant with berries, cones and leaves as we are entering a perfect season to start gathering dyestuff – so I am off to gather hips and haws! Have a magical weekend – The Wild Dyer – by Abigail Booth with Photography by Dean Hearne is published by Kyle Books.Autumn dye materials - The Wild Dyer