- A Must Have! Lush, Beautiful, Practical Knowledge! Review by Marie Johansen
My friend had a copy of this book and it intrigued me enough that I had to order a copy for myself. It's a visually beautiful book - from the "hand friendly' feel of the cover to the pages that are designed as eye candy. India Flint's techniques are easy and unique.The book is replete with the information you need about a variety of plants and mordants. All of the information that you need to get started are right there in the pages of the book. Since India Flint is Australian the the plants described are indigenous to that area - but many are easy to find in North America as well. The techniques described will work with any plant matter and the magic is in the trying and experimenting. I have managed to get some truly stunning results by following (and tweaking) the recipes. The real magic is in experimentation and when experimenting provides such delight it's well worth while! This book is an excellent addition to the library for any natural dye fan - or for any textile surface designer or admirer. I'm so happy that I splurged and bought this book!
(Posted on 11/5/11)