Dyes From American Native Plants

Dyes From American Native Plants

A Practical Guide

Book - 2005
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The dyeing of textiles and other materials is a rewarding and delightful way to bring the colors of nature to daily living. In our technological age, dyes from plants offer subtle and diverse hues unavailable from synthetic dyestuffs. They connect practitioners to the environment as well as to the crafts and history of our ancestors. Dyes from native plants offer a special source of satisfaction and beauty. In this fascinating book, the authors have compiled extensive information to bring the techniques, plants, and lore of natural dyeing within every reader's reach. Chapters include discussions of color theory, dye equipment, dye processes, mordants, and easy-to-follow instructions for processing plants and dyeing fabrics. The core of the book is an exhaustive reference to the hundreds of colors that can be obtained from 158 commonly encountered North American plant species. The authors include detailed records of the various plant parts needed to produce different colors, cross-referencing each color to the Munsell color system, an internationally accepted standard for describing color. Finally, the book offers a practical botanical field guide that allows readers to locate and identify each plant in the book. Beautiful color photographs round out the volume.
Publisher: Portland, OR : Timber Press, 2005.
ISBN: 9780881926682
088192668X
Characteristics: 339 p. :,col. ill. ;,24 cm.
Additional Contributors: Tyrl, Ronald J.

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Shirleynature
Jun 10, 2014

Learn dyeing techniques using the plethora of natural colors obtainable from native plants.

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Jbooks
Jul 28, 2011

Very informative with realistic color expectations for dyeing with plants. A good book to purchase for those interested in pursueing natural dyes.

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