Having been raised on an earlier generation of natural dye books, I eagerly look forward to the new natural dye volumes. I regard Kristine Vejar’s book The Modern Natural Dyer as one of the excellent books on natural dyeing available today. We reference it in our studio work. In addition, we have found it to be a valuable tool when reviewing color and mordant choices. Kristine is a long time friend and supporter. We greatly admire her endeavors in the natural dye community!
The Modern Natural Dyer serves as a richly detailed reference manual and color inspiration. It also contains a number of interesting projects for the knitter or fabric artist. Vejar clearly explains each dyestuff and mordant process. Simple color mixing and mordant modifiers help increase the color options for the dyer. In addition, the color swatch reference pages are clearly presented. They allow the dyer to have an idea of the color that they are shooting for when starting the dye process. This is immensely helpful. The fascination with natural color increases as you discover that the very same dye will create different colors depending on the fibers used and mordant methods employed. The color possibilities are endless and intriguing!
The Modern Natural Dyer will become a foundation book for your natural dye library.