Dyes from American Native Plants

A Practical Guide

Author: Lynne Richards,Ronald J. Tyrl

Publisher: Timber Press (OR)

ISBN: N.A

Category: Crafts & Hobbies

Page: 339

View: 8938

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. In the first part of the volume, they emphasize the science, history, and practical aspects of dyeing. 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.

Navajo Native Dyes

Their Preparation and Use

Author: Nonabah Gorman Bryan,Stella Young

Publisher: Courier Corporation

ISBN: 9780486421056

Category: Social Science

Page: 62

View: 918

Simply written text, accompanied by detailed line illustrations of plants, explains how to select and mix natural colors of wool and prepare "recipes" for producing specific colors of dye from desert plants, among them single-flowered actinea for yellow, alder bark for a soft brown, the Rocky Mountain bee plant for a pale greenish yellow, more.

Nature's Colors

Dyes from Plants

Author: Ida Grae

Publisher: Macmillan Publishing Company

ISBN: 9780020123903

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 229

View: 1659

Two hundred and sixty-eight recipes for natural dyes are fully tested and proportioned for practical home preparation

Native American Ethnobotany

Author: Daniel E. Moerman

Publisher: Timber Press (OR)

ISBN: 9780881924534

Category: Science

Page: 927

View: 6917

An extraordinary compilation of the plants used by North American native peoples for medicine, food, fiber, dye, and a host of other things. Anthropologist Daniel E. Moerman has devoted 25 years to the task of gathering together the accumulated ethnobotanical knowledge on more than 4000 plants. More than 44,000 uses for these plants by various tribes are documented here. This is undoubtedly the most massive ethnobotanical survey ever undertaken, preserving an enormous store of information for the future.

How Indians Use Wild Plants for Food, Medicine & Crafts

Author: Frances Densmore

Publisher: Courier Corporation

ISBN: 0486131106

Category: Nature

Page: 160

View: 4745

Ethnologist with the Smithsonian Institution offers a wealth of material on nearly 200 plants used by Chippewas of Minnesota and Wisconsin. Emphasis on wild plants and lesser-known uses. 33 plates.

Natural Color

Vibrant Plant Dye Projects for Your Home and Wardrobe

Author: Sasha Duerr

Publisher: Watson-Guptill

ISBN: 1607749378

Category: Crafts & Hobbies

Page: 272

View: 7815

A beautiful book of seasonal projects for using the brilliant spectrum of colors derived from plants to naturally dye your clothing and home textiles. Organized by season, Natural Color is a beautifully photographed guide to the full range of plant dyes available, drawn from commonly found fruits, flowers, trees, and herbs, with accompanying projects. Using sustainable methods and artisinal techniques, designer, artist, and professor Sasha Duerr details achievable ways to apply these limitless color possibilities to your home and wardrobe. Whether you are new to dyeing or more practiced, Duerr's clear and simple ingredients lists, step-by-step instructions, and detailed breakouts on techniques such as shibori, dip-dye, and block printing will ensure beautiful results. With recipes to dye everything from dresses and sweaters to rugs and napkins, Natural Color will inspire fashion enthusiasts, home decorators, textile lovers, and everyone else who wants to bring more color into their life.

The Handbook of Natural Plant Dyes

Personalize Your Craft with Organic Colors from Acorns, Blackberries, Coffee, and Other Everyday Ingredients

Author: Sasha Duerr

Publisher: Timber Press

ISBN: 9781604690712

Category: Architecture

Page: 171

View: 6288

Through step-by-step instructions and color-saturated photographs, textile designer Sasha Duerr explains the basics of making and using natural plant dye, from gathering materials and making the dyes to simple ideas for how to use them. --from publisher description

Edible and Useful Plants of the Southwest

Texas, New Mexico, and Arizona

Author: Delena Tull

Publisher: University of Texas Press

ISBN: 0292754116

Category: Nature

Page: 500

View: 3870

All around us there are wild plants useful for food, medicine, and clothing, but most of us don’t know how to identify or use them. Delena Tull amply supplies that knowledge in this book, which she has now expanded to more thoroughly address plants found in New Mexico and Arizona, as well as Texas. Extensively illustrated with black-and-white drawings and color photos, this book includes the following special features: Recipes for foods made from edible wild plants Wild teas and spices Wild plant dyes, with instructions for preparing the plants and dying wool, cotton, and other materials Instructions for preparing fibers for use in making baskets, textiles, and paper Information on wild plants used for making rubber, wax, oil, and soap Information on medicinal uses of plants Details on hay fever plants and plants that cause rashes Instructions for distinguishing edible from poisonous berries Detailed information on poisonous plants, including poison ivy, oak, and sumac, as well as herbal treatments for their rashes

Native Plants of Southern Nevada

An Ethnobotany

Author: David Rhode

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780874807226

Category: Nature

Page: 188

View: 2424

A field guide to plants from the southern Great Basin/northern Mojave desert region that Paiute and Shoshone peoples sustained on through their shared way of life and harvesting.

Harvesting Color

How to Find Plants and Make Natural Dyes

Author: Rebecca Burgess

Publisher: Artisan Books

ISBN: 1579654258

Category: Crafts & Hobbies

Page: 180

View: 2495

"'Harvesting Color' presents the entire process of infusing your life with color--finding the right plants, harvesting them at the best time, transforming the crop into beautiful dye, and, finally, marring pigment to fiber. In this beautiful book, Rebecca Burgess showcases thre dozen common plants that yield striking hues. Citing fascinating botanical lore, she demystifies the process of recognizing each plant in the wild. For those you can grow yourself, she details when to sow the seed and how to nuture the plant. For all the plants, you'll learn the optimal time to harvest, as well as how to extract the best dyes" --Cover flap.

A Weaver's Garden

Growing Plants for Natural Dyes and Fibers

Author: Rita Buchanan

Publisher: Courier Corporation

ISBN: 0486136396

Category: Nature

Page: 240

View: 8577

Valuable hints on dyeing fibers and fabrics, soap plants to use for cleaning textiles, fragrant plants to scent and protect fabrics; planning and creating a garden featuring cotton, flax, indigo, and much more.

Florida Ethnobotany

Author: Daniel F. Austin

Publisher: CRC Press

ISBN: 9780203491881

Category: Science

Page: 952

View: 5205

Winner of the 2005 Klinger Book Award Presented by The Society for Economic Botany. Florida Ethnobotany provides a cross-cultural examination of how the state’s native plants have been used by its various peoples. This compilation includes common names of plants in their historical sequence, weaving together what was formerly esoteric information about each species into a full reference. The author accomplishes the monumental task of translating the common names of species, which offers insight into plant usage and a glimpse into the culture of each ethnic group or tribe. These common botanical names often demonstrate how individuals fit into their societies and how these societies functioned. Although there have been previous studies of plants used by the inhabitants of Florida, this is the first comprehensive synthesis of this flora-rich region that was so pivotal in the history of New World exploration.

Pacific Northwest Medicinal Plants

Identify, Harvest, and Use 120 Wild Herbs for Health and Wellness

Author: Scott Kloos

Publisher: Timber Press

ISBN: 1604698071

Category: Nature

Page: 416

View: 7144

“An incredibly thorough guide for identifying, harvesting, and utilizing medicinal plants.” —Dr. Deborah Frances RN, ND Naturopathic physician, herbalist, author, and lecturer In Pacific Northwest Medicinal Plants, Scott Kloos is your trusted guide to finding, identifying, harvesting, and using 120 of the region’s most powerful wild plants. You’ll learn how to safely and ethically forage, and how to use wild plants in herbal medicines including teas, tinctures, and salves. Plant profiles include clear, color photographs, identification tips, medicinal uses and herbal preparations, and harvesting suggestions. Lists of what to forage for each season makes the guide useful year-round. Thorough, comprehensive, and safe, this is a must-have for foragers, naturalists, and herbalists in Oregon, Washington, Alaska, and northern California.

The Textile Artist's Studio Handbook

Learn Traditional and Contemporary Techniques for Working with Fiber, Including Weaving, Knitting, D

Author: Visnja Popovic,Owyn Ruck

Publisher: Quarry Books

ISBN: 1610583949

Category: Crafts & Hobbies

Page: 176

View: 5648

Explore the world of textile arts, one thread at a time! The Textile Artist’s Studio Handbook is the only book you need for expanding your repertoire of textile crafting and design techniques. This is the go-to guide for the foundations of design and fabrication, glossary of materials, and classic techniques that include weaving, dyeing, painting, and more! Plus, where else can you get behind-the-scenes access to setting up the best home textile studio for you? Inside, you’ll find exploration of basic materials (including fibers, dyes, paints, and other media); visual tutorials for spinning, felting, crochet, weaving, sewing, and quilting; primers for surface decoration techniques such as dyeing, painting, stitching, and screen printing; and patterns and project instructions.

Native American Food Plants

An Ethnobotanical Dictionary

Author: Daniel E. Moerman

Publisher: Timber Press

ISBN: 1604691891

Category: Science

Page: 455

View: 8570

Based on 25 years of research that combed every historical and anthropological record of Native American ways, this unprecedented culinary dictionary documents the food uses of 1500 plants by 220 Native American tribes from early times to the present. Like anthropologist Daniel E. Moerman's previous volume, Native American Medicinal Plants, this extensive compilation draws on the same research as his monumental Native American Ethnobotany, this time culling 32 categories of food uses from an extraordinary range of species. Hundreds of plants, both native and introduced, are described. The usage categories include beverages, breads, fruits, spices, desserts, snacks, dried foods, and condiments, as well as curdling agents, dietary aids,Ê preservatives, and even foods specifically for emergencies. Each example of tribal use includes a brief description of how the food was prepared. In addition, multiple indexes are arranged by tribe, type of food, and common names to make it easy to pursue specific research. An essential reference for anthropologists, ethnobotanists, and food scientists, this will also make fascinating reading for anyone interested in the history of wild and cultivated local foods and the remarkable practical botanical knowledge of Native American forbears.

Before the wilderness

environmental management by native Californians

Author: Thomas C. Blackburn,Kat Anderson

Publisher: Ballena Pr

ISBN: N.A

Category: Nature

Page: 476

View: 5285

Edible and Useful Plants of Texas and the Southwest

A Practical Guide

Author: Delena Tull

Publisher: University of Texas Press

ISBN: 9780292781641

Category: Nature

Page: 558

View: 9999

All around us there are wild plants good for food, medicine, clothing, and shelter, but most of us don't know how to identify or use them. Delena Tull amply supplies that knowledge in this book, one of the first focused specifically on plants that grow in Texas and surrounding regions of the South and Southwest. Extensively illustrated with black-and-white drawings and color photos, this book includes the following special features: Recipes for foods made from edible wild plants. Wild teas and spices. Wild plant dyes, with instructions for preparing the plants and dying wool, cotton, and other materials. Instructions for preparing fibers for use in making baskets, textiles, and paper. Information on wild plants used for making rubber, wax, oil, and soap. Information on medicinal uses of plants. An identification guide to hay fever plants and plants that cause rashes. Instructions for distinguishing edible from poisonous berries. Detailed information on poisonous plants, including poison ivy, oak, and sumac, as well as herbal treatments for their rashes.

Nature's Palette

The Science of Plant Color

Author: David Lee

Publisher: University of Chicago Press

ISBN: 0226471055

Category: Science

Page: 432

View: 7263

Though he didn’t realize it at the time, David Lee began this book twenty-five years ago as he was hiking in the mountains outside Kuala Lumpur. Surrounded by the wonders of the jungle, Lee found his attention drawn to one plant in particular, a species of fern whose electric blue leaves shimmered amidst the surrounding green. The evolutionary wonder of the fern’s extravagant beauty filled Lee with awe—and set him on a career-long journey to understand everything about plant colors. Nature’s Palette is the fully ripened fruit of that journey—a highly illustrated, immensely entertaining exploration of the science of plant color. Beginning with potent reminders of how deeply interwoven plant colors are with human life and culture—from the shifting hues that told early humans when fruits and vegetables were edible to the indigo dyes that signified royalty for later generations—Lee moves easily through details of pigments, the evolution of color perception, the nature of light, and dozens of other topics. Through a narrative peppered with anecdotes of a life spent pursuing botanical knowledge around the world, he reveals the profound ways that efforts to understand and exploit plant color have influenced every sphere of human life, from organic chemistry to Renaissance painting to the highly lucrative orchid trade. Lavishly illustrated and packed with remarkable details sure to delight gardeners and naturalists alike, Nature’s Palette will enchant anyone who’s ever wondered about red roses and blue violets—or green thumbs.

Native American Ethnobotany

Author: Daniel E. Moerman

Publisher: Timber Press (OR)

ISBN: 9780881924534

Category: Science

Page: 927

View: 9097

An extraordinary compilation of the plants used by North American native peoples for medicine, food, fiber, dye, and a host of other things. Anthropologist Daniel E. Moerman has devoted 25 years to the task of gathering together the accumulated ethnobotanical knowledge on more than 4000 plants. More than 44,000 uses for these plants by various tribes are documented here. This is undoubtedly the most massive ethnobotanical survey ever undertaken, preserving an enormous store of information for the future.