Botanical Inks: Plant-to-Print Dyes, Techniques, and Projects Summary

Babs Behan
- 2018
Eco Printing
Natural Dyes
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Key Takeaways

  1. Comprehensive introduction to botanical inks and their application.
  2. Step-by-step projects from beginner to advanced levels.
  3. Focus on sustainability and ecological mindfulness in art.


Behan starts with the basics of foraging and preparing natural materials for dyes, moving on to explain various techniques that can be applied to both paper and fabric. The projects are designed to inspire artists of all levels, showcasing how to blend creativity with ecological awareness.

The book is not only a technical guide but also a philosophical treatise on the relationship between art and nature, encouraging readers to think deeply about the sources of their materials and the impact of their art on the environment.

With detailed instructions, vivid illustrations, and insightful tips, 'Botanical Inks' is a valuable resource for anyone interested in exploring the world of eco printing and natural dyeing.

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