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Dover Pictorial Archives #281: Natural Dyes and Home Dyeingby Rita J Adrosko
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All the information ever needed to extract dyestuffs from common trees, flowers, lichens, and weeds to create beautifully dyed materials. The heart of the book is 52 recipes for dyes made from natural, easily obtained dyestuffs: brown dyes from the bark of apple trees; yellow from arsemart; reds from Brazilwood; blues from woad; and blacks from soot. 12 illustrations.
Features over 135 specific recipes — gathered from historical sources — for cotton, wool, other fabrics. Genuine premodern handicrafts. 12 illustrations.
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