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Dyes from American Native Plants: A Practical Guide

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Publisher Comments:

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.

Synopsis:

The authors have compiled extensive information to bring the techniques, plants, and lore of natural dyeing within every reader's reach. Emphasizes the science, history, and practical aspects of dyeing. Easy-to-follow instructions.

About the Author

Lynne Richards is a professor in the College of Human Environmental Sciences at Oklahoma State University, where she teaches courses in textile design and design history. She is also a textile and fiber artist and the recipient of several awards for her teaching and artistic work.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780881926682
Subtitle:
A Practical Guide
Publisher:
Timber Press
Author:
Tyrl, Ronald J.
Author:
Richards, Lynne
Author:
Tyrl, Ronald
Location:
Portland, OR
Subject:
Reference
Subject:
United states
Subject:
Engineering - Chemical & Biochemical
Subject:
Dye
Subject:
Dyes and dyeing
Subject:
Dye plants
Subject:
Dye plants -- United States.
Subject:
Dyes and dyeing -- United States.
Subject:
Crafts-Dyeing and Surface Design
Edition Description:
Hardback - With dust jacket
Series Volume:
18445
Publication Date:
20050615
Binding:
Hardback
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Y
Pages:
340
Dimensions:
9 x 6 in

Related Subjects

Hobbies, Crafts, and Leisure » Crafts » Collectible Editions
Hobbies, Crafts, and Leisure » Crafts » Dyeing and Surface Design
Hobbies, Crafts, and Leisure » Crafts » Textiles
Science and Mathematics » Botany » Ethnobotany and Useful Plants

Dyes from American Native Plants: A Practical Guide
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"Synopsis" by , The authors have compiled extensive information to bring the techniques, plants, and lore of natural dyeing within every reader's reach. Emphasizes the science, history, and practical aspects of dyeing. Easy-to-follow instructions.
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