Cloth: 30+ Projects to Sew from Linen, Cotton, Silk, Wool and Hide by Cassandra Ellis is one of the latest books from STC Craft. It’s a beautiful book full of simple and sophisticated projects, featuring five main materials– cotton, wool, silk, linen and hide.

From the publisher:

    Handmade cloth items always have a story, and many of us spend our lives hunting and gathering precious pieces and scraps to add that final touch of life to a special room or outfit. Cloth is an inspirational guide to the beauty, history, and utility of natural textiles. Woven throughout the five main sections— cotton, wool, silk, linen, and hide— are more than 30 breathtaking sewing projects that make the most of each textile’s properties, including waxed-cotton purses, Liberty-print cushions, silk scarves, linen bedcovers and leather journals. With a guide full of invaluable information on where to buy antique fabrics and organic and well-sourced cloth, plus a toolkit of essential instructions on hand-dyeing fabric, Cloth is both a resource and an opportunity to create practical, precious, and personal items for mindful living.

STC Craft and Cassandra Ellis are providing the Natural Dye section from Cloth for you to download and enjoy. The selection gives you a bit of a feel for the quality and beauty of the book, plus a great amount of information about how to create and use natural dyes. The excerpt includes a comprehensive list of natural items, indicating the corresponding dye color they will produce. Download your Natural Dye excerpt from Cloth: 30+ Projects to Sew from Linen, Cotton, Silk, Wool and Hide!

We’re also offering a giveaway copy of Cloth! (US/Canada residents only this time, please.) Just tell us what you’re sewing this weekend, or what you wish you were sewing! Also, don’t forget to download your free Natural Dye excerpt from Cloth: 30+ Projects to Sew from Linen, Cotton, Silk, Wool and Hide.