- dull as ditchwater... Review by Sarah
this dvd was so lacking in interest i have only watched the first half. what a wonderful opportunity for the presenter to showcase lovely colours in natural dyes, be surrounded by dyestuffs, and have finished garments and projects around her. instead she is in a stark pale room, in stark pale clothes, and the information is not exciting either. interweave, i think you have missed your chance to create a vibrant and exciting dvd which will actually encourage people to start natural dyeing. i will be going back to my synthetic dyes...
(Posted on 5/29/14)
- Disappointed Review by Kathleen
This a video for absolute beginners.
This is not as much a video about natural dyeing, but a video of dyeing preparation. I was expecting lots of information about natural dyes, but I didn't get it.
She demonstrated cochineal and osage orange and extracted dye from marigold flowers but didn't dye with them. She said you need to crush the cochineal bugs, but no demo. She used powdered extract of the osage orange, but how do you work with the bark?
No discussion of other natural dyestuffs. I guess you need to buy a second DVD to get the rest of story. Very disappointed.
(Posted on 4/27/14)