I love dyeing fabric. My head thinks that it is simply a chemical reaction, but my heart knows the truth - it is magic, pure and simple. As an amateur, I don't dye fabric often - maybe three or four times a year - but I always do about five metres each time so I can have a stash of my favourite colours on hand. I know that's not a lot of fabric but it's enough to keep me supplied for my own use.
Sometimes I want to dye a specific colour, so I was pleased when I saw this book of recipes advertised. I quickly ordered it and my copy arrived today. I am pleased to be able to say that this book is exactly what I want. (Often, when I order books without having examined them first, I am disappointed because they don't live up to the hype. Those books are the ones I decide not to keep, but to sell. This book is not one of those!)
Local factors (temperature, humidity, water) affect the reproduction of colour, so the shades shown in the book are not necessarily the exact ones I will create. There are many colour recipes available on various websites and blogs, but the Fabric Dyer's Dictionary has captured all the information I need make specific shades in one place. I am sure I will refer to my book of magic often.