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Dover Pictorial Archives #281: Natural Dyes and Home Dyeing

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Here in a single volume is all the information you will need to extract dyestuffs from common trees, flowers, lichens, and weeds — all the information you need to create beautifully dyed materials after your own fancy, distinctive and individual.

The heart of this book is fifty-two recipes for dyes made from natural, easily obtained dyestuffs: brown dyes from the bark of apple, birch, hemlock, hickory, and maple trees; yellows from a wide variety of sources such as arsemart, white ash bark, barberry bark, sassafras, lichens, camomile flowers, and coffee beans; reds from madder, cochineal, Brazilwood, and alkanet; blues from woad, chemic, orchil and cudbear, as well as from the popular indigo; and blacks most commonly made from logwood and soot. There is also the possibility of combining any of these by top-dyeing (successive dyeing) — instructions for which are given.

Each recipe gives you step-by-step instructions that tell you how to prepare your ingredients, how to shred, soak, dissolve, and boil the materials you collect, how to prepare your cloth (whether cotton or wood) for dyeing, and exactly how long to boil it for optimum results.

Besides the fifty-two recipes, most of which are given in several versions, Miss Adrosko deepens your knowledge of dyeing techniques with a history of the craft before the discovery of America, among the colonists, and after 1850 when synthetic dyes began to be used. Appendixes list dyes mentioned in early dyers' manuals printed in America, and give excerpts from three 19th-century treatises which reveal literally hundreds of sources for natural dyestuffs. Concisely written, well organized, this book will not only let you make all the dyes described in its pages, but will also give you the skills to make your own exciting discoveries in a field that has long been neglected.

Synopsis:

Features over 135 specific recipes — gathered from historical sources — for cotton, wool, other fabrics. Genuine premodern handicrafts. 12 illustrations.

Synopsis:

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.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780486226880
Author:
Adrosko, Rita J
Publisher:
Dover Publications
Author:
Adrosko, Rita J.
Location:
New York
Subject:
History
Subject:
Fashion
Subject:
Engineering - Chemical & Biochemical
Subject:
Dye
Subject:
Dyes and dyeing
Subject:
Dyes and dyeing, Domestic
Subject:
Dye plants -- United States.
Subject:
General Crafts & Hobbies
Subject:
Chemical & Biochemical
Subject:
Dyes and dyeing -- History.
Subject:
Chemistry-Chemical Engineering
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Trade Paper
Series:
Dover Pictorial Archives
Series Volume:
281
Publication Date:
19710601
Binding:
Electronic book text in proprietary or open standard format
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
176
Dimensions:
8.5 x 5.38 in 0.43 lb

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Features over 135 specific recipes — gathered from historical sources — for cotton, wool, other fabrics. Genuine premodern handicrafts. 12 illustrations.
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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.
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