These are the books from our library that relate to dyeing of all kinds. Descriptions will be added gradually. Members can browse and borrow whenever we have a Guild meeting at Strathpeffer Community Centre. To borrow at any other time, please contact us via this website.
A Dyer's Garden
Well illustrated little book by Rita Buchanan, showing the range of colours which can be obtained from a variety of common garden and wild plants.
The Ashford Book of Dyeing
A wide ranging book, containing quite a lot of technical information on dyeing with natural and chemical dyes, and including protein, cellulose and synthetic fibres. By Ann Miller.
Magic Dyeing Made Easy
Subtitled: No mess – no fuss – just great colours. By Helen Deighan
The Uses of Vegetable Dyes
By Violetta Thurstan
By Gwen Fereday
Chambers Journal February 1948
One of the books left to the Guild by Rose McLennan, a spinner, weaver and dyer who died in 2011 at the age of 103. She has noted on the front of the journal: Tebetan veg. dyes (method for indigo)
Lichens for Vegetable Dyeing
By Eileen Bolton
Natural Dyes and Home Dyeing
Subtitled: A practical guide with over 150 recipes. By Rita J Adrosko
Subtitled: A book of recipes and information useful to the dyer.
The Woolcraft Book
Information on spinning, dyeing and weaving