Library Matters: Natural Dyes

Llandaff Library is rich with resources to support the exciting new CSAD natural dye garden project. To whet your appetite we’ve put a few of them  on display on the 2nd floor of the library. Here’s a taster. . . . .

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A Weaver’s Garden: Growing Plants for Natural Dyes and Fibers by Rita Buchanan

Dominique Cardon: Natural Dyes.

The Art and Craft of Natural Dyeing: Traditional Recipes for Modern Use, by J N Liles.


Indigo by Jenny Balfour-Paul

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Natural Dyes by Linda Rudkin. Eco Colour by India Flint. Plant Dyes and Dyeing by John & Margaret Cannon.


Shibori: The inventive Art of Japanese Shaped Resist Dyeing.

Click on the links to take you to the library catalogue Metsearch where you can read more about them and search for other books and journals of interest.  You can search by the shelfmark too. Try these for books about dyes, dye plants and the use of dyes with textiles:











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