Synopsis: Organized by season, Natural Colour is a beautifully photographed guide to the full range of plant dyes available, drawn from commonly found fruits, flowers, trees, and herbs, with accompanying projects. Duerr’s clear and simple ingredients lists, step-by-step instructions, and detailed breakouts on techniques such as shibori, dip-dye, and block printing will ensure beautiful results.
Synopsis: An expert, highly accessible and achievable handbook of ecologically sustainable plant dye methods using renewable resources. Projects range from the simplest imaginable, such as solar dyeing, in which the fabric and dye material are placed in a closed jar and left for a few weeks in a sunny spot, to the positively romantic including dyeing with ‘ice-flowers’. The result is a boundless range of pure, gentle, natural colours produced with the least possible harm to the environment and the dyer.
Hamby, Louise (Contributor). Twined Together = Kunmadj Njalehnjaleken. Injalak Arts and Crafts. 2005
Synopsis: This book is a guide for those with artistic, anthropological, linguistic, historical and fibre interests, providing insight into the previously unexplored complexities of fibre art from the region. Photographic essays feature collection, preparation, making and special features such as handle variations. The women artists who make the bags, baskets and mats are Kunwinjku speakers.
Exhibition Catalogue. Glenn Barkley curator. Over 30 Aboriginal artists and artist groups from across the country that extend traditional forms of textile and craft-based practices. Artists include Glenn Barkley, Tony Albert, Tess Allas, Robyn McKenzie, Richard Bell, Vernon Ah Kee, Megan Robson, Noongar Doll Makers, Yarrenyty-Arltere Artists, Tjanpi Desert Weavers.