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Arts & Crafts Books and Resources

This guide is intended to help you find books and other materials to assist your creative inspiration! It was also created with the beginner in mind and we have highlighted many beginner books and matched various crafts with Creativebug classes. Creativeb

Natural Dying

Natural Dyeing

Learn the basics of natural dyeing in this two-part course, enabling you to create fabrics and garments in your very own original hues. Kristine uses all natural dyes in her process, and she discusses how to create a variety of shades by using different dyes, fabrics and dye bath times. In the first part of this class, you will learn how to work with silk, a protein fiber, dyeing it a lovely purple shade with Logwood.  In the second part, you will learn how to work with cellulose fibers, dyeing a pair of cotton socks red using Madder extract.