Renowned natural dyer, artist, and educator Sasha Duerr envisions a new age of fresh, modern color palettes, drawing from our original source of inspiration and ingredients—the natural world around us. This innovative plant-based color-guide includes twenty-five palettes with five hundred natural color swatches, providing inspiration for sustainable fashion, textiles, fine art, floral design, food, medicine, gardening, interior design, and other creative disciplines. Bring the healing power of forest bathing into your home with a palette of spruce cones, pine needles, and balsam branches. Move past Pantone and embrace the natural balance of a pollinator palette with Hopi sunflower, red poppy, echinacea, and scabiosa. Duerr complements the palettes with short essays that provide useful information. She connects the colors with particular landscapes, the restorative qualities of medicinal plants, common garden flora, lifestyle experiences, food and floral waste, and the ecological benefits of using organic materials to create colors. You may never view color—or your plants—the same way again.
Play using Natural Materials shows that natural materials can equal ready-made toys as an exciting stimulus for play in order to promote the learning and development of children within early years settings. Use Play using Natural Materials to "Get out and Do", support a child's investigation of the natural world, and to encourage first hand exploration of natural objects.
Vibrant Plant Dye Projects for Your Home and Wardrobe
Author: Sasha Duerr
Category: Crafts & Hobbies
A beautiful book of seasonal projects for using the brilliant spectrum of colors derived from plants to naturally dye your clothing and home textiles. Organized by season, Natural Color 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. Using sustainable methods and artisinal techniques, designer, artist, and professor Sasha Duerr details achievable ways to apply these limitless color possibilities to your home and wardrobe. Whether you are new to dyeing or more practiced, 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. With recipes to dye everything from dresses and sweaters to rugs and napkins, Natural Color will inspire fashion enthusiasts, home decorators, textile lovers, and everyone else who wants to bring more color into their life.
A guide to using natural tones to paint any room is designed to help homeowners select the right color--from oyster whites, to coppery russets, to egg-shell blues, to gray-pinks. 20,000 first printing.
Looks at classical design principles and techniques for Web designers using a "reverse-engineering" process, with information on such topics as color, proportion, white space, composition, and typographic etiquette.
Everything Interior Designers Need to Know Every Day
Author: Chris Grimley
Publisher: Rockport Publishers
The Interior Design Reference & Specification Book collects the information essential to planning and executing interior projects of all shapes and sizes, and distills it in a format that is as easy to use as it is to carry. In this new, revised edition, you'll also find interviews with top practitioners drawn across the field of interior design. Some of the topics this excellent reference will explore with you include: -Fundamentals: Provides a step-by-step overview of an interior project, describing the scope of professional services, the project schedule, and the design and presentation tools used by designers. -Space: Examines ways of composing rooms as spatial environments while speaking to functional and life-safety concerns. -Surface: Identifies options in color, material, texture, and pattern, while addressing maintenance and performance issues. -Environments: Looks at aspects of interior design that help create a specific mood or character, such as natural and artificial lighting, sound, and smell. -Elements: Describes the selection and specification of furniture and fixtures, as well as other components essential to an interior environment, such as artwork and accessories. -Resources: Gathers a wealth of useful data, from sustainability guidelines to online sources for interiors-related research.
Cyanotype is the most accessible and frequently used of all the alternative photographic processes. When utilized properly, it has the potential to rival other processes when it comes to detail and tonal range, but its Prussian blue color isn’t always suitable for the final photograph. Throughout history, cyanotype prints have been toned not only with various—and at times hazardous—chemicals but also with more natural ingredients like tea and coffee. Since the cyanotype itself is non-toxic, Cyanotype Toning will champion an innovative process, developed by the author, of toning cyanotypes with natural material. This process, which is easy and reliable, offers a much broader range of possible colors and even beautiful black and whites. Even duotone or tricolor prints can be attained. The book consists of two parts. Part One is a step-by-step how-to section including all the information that a student at any level needs to achieve a successfully toned print. Easy-to-understand background information is provided on how and why the process works so that readers can venture on their own into the world of natural colors. The first part also has a detailed section on all the factors that can influence the outcome, like paper choice, water quality, properties of the plants, temperature of the bath and the duration of the toning. Part Two is devoted to contemporary artists who have explored toning with botanicals and integrated the process into their creative practice. The book includes: A list of equipment and supplies needed. In depth information about useful plants and the specific properties that make them suitable for toning cyanotypes. Concise step-by-step instructions for printing cyanotypes successfully. A chart of more than 60 tested papers with recommendations on paper choice. Step-by-step generic instructions on toning with botanicals. Troubleshooting toning with botanicals. More detailed recipes for specific colors with information about the plants. Step-by-step instructions on how to print duotone and tricolor prints. A range of creative ideas on how to use the process in classrooms and with different age groups. A comprehensive list of more than 380 tested parts of plants and possible color outcomes. Using botanicals to tone cyanotypes broadens the color spectrum, enlarges creative possibilities and makes the cyanotype process even more versatile. The process is not cut and dried science but a limitless field for discovery and surprises. Cyanotype Toning provides accessible information and instructions for readers at all levels. It is comprehensive and explanatory, so that readers can expand on the subject on their own, as did the contemporary artists who share their experiences and the works they have created using this innovative toning process.
"COLOR is literally the 'wavelength' medicine of the future. Itcalls to us and asks us to recognize its value as an alternativemedicine that the environment can provide." --from The Power ofColor THE FIRST PRACTICAL GUIDE TO CREATING HEALTHY INTERIORS WITHCOLOR Working from the scientifically based premise that the use offull-spectrum color on finishes and surfaces is essential tocreating a healthy man-made environment, Sara O. Marberry andLaurie Zagon arm design professionals with: * A complete methodology and clear, easy-to-follow guidelines todesigning with full-spectrum color without compromising style orclient preferences * A concise refresher course in color theory * Detailed analyses of more than 20 projects for a wide range ofpublic and private spaces, including healthcare facilities,schools, day-care centers, hotels, and offices * Color charts that break down proportions of hue, value, andchroma for each project discussed * A project showcase featuring more than 40 full-color photographs,bringing vividly to life all of the examples discussed Thanks to the efforts of a handful of visionaries working in avariety of disciplines, our knowledge of the role of light andcolor in human health has taken a quantum leap during the pastdecade. For instance, clear links have been established betweencolor and academic performance among grade-schoolers, and medicaljournals now routinely feature reports of color being usedsuccessfully to assist in the treatment of everything fromdepression to AIDS. Now, in a book that is as inspiring as it is instructive, designprofessionals can learn how to use color to create interior spacesthat support the health and well-being of all who live and work inthem. The first and only practical guide to creating healthyinterior design using color, The Power of Color provides a simplemethodology and set of guidelines that can easily be integratedinto professional practice. The book begins with a concise, accessible refresher course incolor theory. From there, the authors embark on a fascinatingexploration of the healing properties of color as documented in thescientific literature. This is followed by in-depth, practicaldiscussions of surface colors and lighting, the importance of usingfull-spectrum color in interior design, and techniques for usingfull-spectrum color without compromising the design professional'sunique sense of style or the demands of his or her clients. The remainder of The Power of Color is devoted to the detailedanalyses of more than 20 projects executed in the United States andEurope. Chosen for their use of a full-spectrum color palette, theexamples include designs for many different types of public andprivate spaces--from healthcare facilities and schools to hotelsand offices. Each project is accompanied by color charts that breakdown proportions of hue, value, and chroma. A project showcasecontaining more than 40 full-color photographs vividly brings tolife all of the examples discussed. The most complete, practical guide to the use of color to createhealthy interior spaces, The Power of Color is an indispensableresource for interior designers, architects, and all other designprofessionals.
This book is designed to aid the students of design and architectural programs as inspiration in their rendering illustration development and technique. It was intended to have limited text so as to feature the finished rendered compositions, only to describe the medium used and design style concept for the illustrations. Where appropriate, it is noted at the beginning of a book section as to the design style/period depicted in the illustration. The author decided to not only include 2D and 3D building facades and interior views but also floor plans, site plans, and a section on furnishing renderings to encompass areas of the built environment. The last section of the book has a series of copyright-free line drawings one can print and experiment with their technique development or just have fun with color and material finish treatments. The author believes there is a soft movement within the various design disciplines, their clients, and students of design to appreciate and embrace hand-drawn visual illustrations once again. The book, it is hoped, will also appeal to professionals in the architecture and interior design communities as well as builders and their clients for sources of inspiration on design style, finishes, and materials for their future projects. As a note, the author also relies on his AutoCAD skills in creating various types of construction documents and details for a project but prefers the look of hand-drawn rendered illustrations for client concept and marketing venues. As his creative passion to create hand-drawn illustrations, it is hoped that this book will be a valuable visual resource for the student, professional, and art appreciator
Stitch, Patch, Darn, Plant-Dye & Love Your Wardrobe
Author: Katrina Rodabaugh
Category: Crafts & Hobbies
Slow fashion influencer Katrina Rodabaugh, bestselling author of Mending Matters, teaches readers how to mend, patch, dye, and alter clothing for an environmentally conscious, reimagined wardrobe Slow fashion influencer Katrina Rodabaugh follows her bestselling book, Mending Matters, with a comprehensive guide to building (and keeping) a wardrobe that matters. Whether you want to repair your go-to jeans, refresh a favorite garment, alter or dye clothing you already have—this book has all the know-how you’ll need. Woven throughout are stories, essays, and a slow fashion call-to-action, encouraging readers to get involved or deepen their commitment to changing the destructive habit of overconsumption. Rodabaugh has an engaged community (her kits are in high demand and her classes sell out quickly) and a proven ability to tempt sewists and nonsewists alike to take up needle and thread.
Using inspirational fabrics to create over 20 beautiful quilts
Author: Jane Brocket
Publisher: Collins & Brown
Category: Crafts & Hobbies
An exciting new title from the leading quilt author, Quilt Me! celebrates Jane Brockets liberated, joyous, colourful approach to quilting using wonderful fabrics and simple shapes and patterns to create stunning effects. Taking inspirational fabrics as its starting point, the book explores not only the designs available in cotton, made-for-the-market quilt/patchwork fabrics, but also moves into a new realm of alternative fabrics that can be used to make beautiful, practical, usable quilts. It is as if a quilt-maker has walked into the haberdashers of her dreams and has explored the many possibilities that traditional fabrics offer, fabrics such as ticking, linen, gingham, tweed, tartan, suiting, shirting, velvet, silk and calico. With clear instructions for a fantastic variety of quilts, Quilt Me! recreates the excitement, known to all quilters, of rummaging through a new stash of fabrics. The author describes the joy to be found in a wonderful colour scheme, design or pattern, as well as the aesthetic and practical advantages of making the most of what we find in traditional fabric shops and in our textile heritage, finding alternatives to quilt cottons, and casting a new eye over fabrics made for other purposes such as clothes, curtains, upholstery and interior decoration.
Perennials are permanent fixtures in most home gardens, making this complete guide a perfect fit for any home gardener's library. This book will be a comprehensive and accessible reference for planning, planting, and caring for the most popular perennial plants, from the common hibiscus and peony, to new, must-grow varieties. With an easy-to-navigate package, in-depth coverage of basic techniques, and up-to-date information on new varieties and trends, it is perfect for gardeners of all skill levels, from novice to expert. Filled with colorful diagrams, helpful checklists that make shopping and planning a breeze, and easy-to-follow directions for all kinds of projects, it's the perfect guide to planning and maintaining a beautiful home garden, year after year. Chapters will include a primer on understanding perennials, guidance on selecting the best perennials for your region and situation, inspirational ideas for design, including color combinations and plant pairings. An entire chapter of plant-by-numbers plans will provide step-by-step guidance and inspiration for home garden designs. Special features include lists of top perennial plants and at-a-glance seasonal maintenance charts. More than 700 gorgeous color photos throughout, including a plant encyclopedia that features hundreds of perennials, categorized for convenience.