Farm & Folk Quilt Alchemy
A High-Country Guide to Natural Dyeing and Making Heirloom Quilts from Scratch
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- Publication Date: September 26, 2023
- Imprint: Abrams Books
- Trim Size: 7 3⁄8 x 9 1⁄4
- ISBN: 9781419761997
- Page Count: 176
- Illustrations: Full-color images throughout
- Rights: World/All
Artist and quiltmaker Sara Buscaglia invites readers to her Colorado farm to learn the secrets—and beauty—of making natural dyes and stitching natural-fiber heirloom quilts by hand
Learn to dye cellulose fabric and hand-stitch quilts with founder Sara Buscaglia’s beautiful aesthetic, informed by the extraordinary landscape surrounding her farm. Her creative practice centers on simplicity, working with nature, and using naturally derived materials and processes—and for the first time, she shares it with readers in this book.
Farm & Folk: Quilt Alchemy explores natural dyeing methods and details the process of creating a quilt from scratch. With an emphasis on the slow and intentional aspects of hand stitching, Buscaglia’s quilts are artful and satisfying to create. By focusing on select dye plants and recipes, which are all ideal for cotton, linen, and cellulose fibers specifically, Buscaglia teaches the reader how to to achieve consistent and beautiful results using traditional handwork techniques.
About the author
Sara Larson Buscaglia is a self-taught organic farmer, natural dyer, quiltmaker and founder of Farm & Folk (@farmandfolk). She has cultivated an avid following on social media and an audience invested in hand-stitched quilting, natural materials, and the art of creating lasting heirlooms. She lives in Durango, Colorado.