Grow, Cook, Dye, Wear: From Seed to Style the Sustainable Way

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Grow, Cook, Dye, Wear: From Seed to Style the Sustainable Way

Grow, Cook, Dye, Wear: From Seed to Style the Sustainable Way

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This is a really beautiful book, full of lovely photographs, which looks at sustainable ways to use certain crops, starting with growing them from seed, cooking and eating them and ending with using them to produce dyes for fabric. An important, beautifully made book about sustainable living that I found both timeless and incredibly relevant at the same time. During the pandemic, I was making protective gowns for doctors in hospitals since the UK had a shortage.

In the context of my book that will also be counterproductive because I want people to engage with circularity in an approachable way.In that context, this book attempts something radical – clothes emerging from the processes of this book say more about the past rather than the fantasy of the future. It would make an excellent gift for vegan friends interested in sustainable living, cooking and sewing. It may vary depending on the fabric, water pH level, time in the foraging season, the freshness and quality of the crop etc.

The patterns are easy to follow with detailed instructions for each garment - even a beginner could follow quite easily, provided they can work a basic sewing machine. It shows this wonderful concept that absolutely nothing is waste, everything that comes from the land or nature can go back to nature. Overall this is a really wonderful little book and a great introduction to vegan cooking, fabric dying and clothes-making.

The book will guide you through every step of the process; you will learn not only how to forage, sow, harvest, and cook their own fruits and vegetables, but also how to use your homegrown produce to create natural dyes. To make the book as accessible as possible, Bella focuses on five crops that can either be foraged or easily grown in allotments, gardens, or pots; blackberry, nettle, onion, red cabbage, and rhubarb. Everything from the basics of wool/cloth dyeing to use of the plants foods and making clothing from the final products. The first stage is mordanting – borrowing from a French term, mordant helps the dye to bite into the fabric. We now know that having a plant-based diet is one of the most beneficial things one can do for the environment in terms of personal behavior.

Growing produce at her allotment has allowed Bella to experiment with different crops in the garden and in the kitchen. I also found some extremely useful tips and clear explanations even as someone who is not very familiar with many of the concepts or techniques in the book.The book will guide you through every step of the process, you will learn not only how to forage, sow, harvest, and cook your own fruits and vegetables, but also how to use your homegrown produce to create natural dyes. The one that I left out was beetroot, because like cabbage its dye doesn’t last very long and it gets less impressive results.

Die gewählte Schrift ist nur schwer zu entziffern und das macht das Lesen enorm anstrengend, weswegen ich dem Buch nur 4 Sterne gegeben habe. More often than not, circular economy and DIY approaches don't excel in the style department, however the photography, styling and overall taste in this book is on a different level and a proof that there is a way to live in a more thoughtful lifestyle without giving up the pleasures of a delicious meal or a beautifully made garment.BG: Demystifying and personalizing circularity is one of the key objectives of this book, and for that, there is no better place to start than the soil. When you hand-make something, from the book, it’s about the experience of creating the garment – think about the onions that grew from seeds, a process which took months. You can tell Grow, Cook, Dye and Wear has been created by a prize winning fashion designer because the presentation throughout is incredibly impressive and truly testament to Bella Gonshorovitz’s creative skills. Her cooking is influenced by the principles of sustainability as well as by the flavours of her Tel Aviv childhood.



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  • EAN: 764486781913
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