Indigo, Madder & Marigold

A Portfolio of Colors from Natural Dyes

Author: Trudy Van Stralen

Publisher: N.A


Category: Crafts & Hobbies

Page: 127

View: 3024

How to achieve a full spectrum of hues from just a few dyepots using minimal mordants and a creative approach to dye mixing, overdying, and pH modifications. Includes more than 100 recipes.

Naturfarben auf Wolle und Seide - Färben ohne giftige Zusätze

Author: Dorothea Fischer

Publisher: BoD – Books on Demand

ISBN: 3848268388

Category: Crafts & Hobbies

Page: 244

View: 6635

Bearbeitete und stark erweiterte Neuauflage des Buches "Wolle und Seide mit Naturstoffen färben – Leuchtende Farben ohne giftige Zusätze" mit 90 alten und 110 neuen Hauptrezepten, vielen Unterrezepten und genauen Anleitungen zum Färben. Die verwendeten Materialien, Pflanzen und Zusätze werden detailliert nach Herkunft, Inhaltsstoffen und kulturgeschichtlichem Hintergrund beschrieben. Die Autorin hat die Anregungen vieler Frauen aufgenommen, die Färbepflanzen selbst sammeln oder anbauen. Sie beschreibt neben exotischen, vor allem einheimische Färbepflanzen und ihre Anwendung. Ein Praxisbuch, das auch Anfängern das Färben mit Naturstoffen nahe bringt und mit 197 vorwiegend farbigen Abbildungen das Buch zu einem ästhetischen Genuss werden lässt, nicht nur für Färber!

The Problem with Murmur Lee

A Novel

Author: Connie May Fowler

Publisher: Broadway Books

ISBN: 9780767923941

Category: Fiction

Page: 224

View: 1104

The bestselling author of Before Women Had Wings spins a wild new tale about the ties that bind a group of friends together after the loss of its quirkiest member, Murmur Lee. When Murmur Lee Harp drowns in the Iris Haven river, her friends are grief-stricken and haunted by the mysteries surrounding her death. But as her circle of friends sets out to discover what really happened to her, they end up learning as much about her failings and triumphs as they do their own. After years of self-exile in the North, Charlee Mudd returns to set her best friend’s affairs in order, only to confront her own ghosts. Edith Piaf, a former marine who underwent a sex change at the age of sixty-two, must find the confidence to carry on without the encouragement of her friend. Lonely widower Dr. Zachary Klein plummets into the depths of depression at the loss of the second woman he has ever loved. As for Murmur Lee: in death she experiences her own journey as she is plunged into her familial past and discovers the truth about who she really is. With poignancy and humor Fowler weaves the voices of Murmur and her friends into a compelling narrative. Part family saga, part murder mystery, The Problem with Murmur Lee is Fowler’s most rewarding and engrossing work yet.


From Sea Snails to Synthetics

Author: Ruth Kassinger

Publisher: Twenty-First Century Books

ISBN: 9780761321125

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 80

View: 7781

People have been making textiles since around 6000 B.C. In time they learned to use plant and animal materials to dye them. In Dyes: from Sea Snails to Synthetics, Kassinger covers the history of dyes from early times to the present. She also relates some of the myths associated with dyes and explains the science behind their production and use. Book jacket.

Teach Yourself VISUALLY Handspinning

Author: Judith MacKenzie McCuin

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1118153103

Category: Crafts & Hobbies

Page: 224

View: 5879

With its soothing, meditative effect, handspinning is a relaxing hobby, and the beautiful yarns you create are an even better reward. This visual guide shows you the basics, beginning with the tools and fibers, and takes you through spinning, plying, making novelty yarns, using exotic fibers, dyeing, and more. Whether you use an inexpensive hand spindle or splurge on a spinning wheel, stick with wool or try alpaca, cashmere, or cotton, you'll learn how to create fun, original, one-of-a-kind yarns that you can knit or weave into truly unique, handmade, and all-natural creations. Concise two-page lessons show you all the steps to a skill and are ideal for quick review The skill demonstrated is defined and described Detailed color photos demonstrate each step Step-by-step instructions accompany each photo Helpful tips provide additional guidance

Indigo from seed to dye

Author: Dorothy Miller

Publisher: Indigo Pr

ISBN: 9780960406012

Category: Crafts & Hobbies

Page: 56

View: 3214

Dyes from American Native Plants

A Practical Guide

Author: Lynne Richards,Ronald J. Tyrl

Publisher: Timber Press (OR)


Category: Crafts & Hobbies

Page: 339

View: 3538

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.

The Dyer's Garden

Author: Rita Buchanan

Publisher: Interweave

ISBN: 9781883010072

Category: Crafts & Hobbies

Page: 112

View: 2007

Touching on the history and nature of dye plants, this comprehensive guide walks readers through a garden season from design to planting to harvesting for the dyepot, discussing 18 dye plants in detail.

Converting Factors and Tables of Equivalents Used in Forestry

Author: Edward Norfolk Munns,Theresa Genevieve Hoerner,Victor Albert Clements

Publisher: N.A


Category: Forests and forestry

Page: 48

View: 6214

The purpose of this handbook is to provide members of the Forest Service with conversion factors and forest measurements that are more or less frequently encountered in forest literature. These are expressed in tabular form where it appears most advantageous to do so; in the other cases a series of alignment charts have been prepared, which permit the direct determination of values in multiple form. There are included also certain other tables giving data more or less commonly used in forest calculations.

Washington Revealed

The Only Guide To Washington, D. C. That Allows You to Focus on Your Individual Interest

Author: Maxine H. Atwater

Publisher: Wiley


Category: Travel

Page: 240

View: 4035

Personalized walking tours of our nation’s capital for both visitors and natives… Washington Revealed From Capitol Hill to Georgetown, from The Mall to DuPont Circle and beyond, Washington, D.C., is one of the most vibrant, varied cities in the world. If you’re a sightseer who’s not content to "go with the herd," now you can discover our nation’s capital with tours tailored to meet your special interests. Whether you’re exploring Washington for the very first time or a seasoned visitor hoping to uncover new treasures, you’re sure to discover the glorious, the rare, and the unexpected when you choose one of the personalized tours in this indispensable guide. Features new information on 130 sites, grouped by special interest category, including antiques, art, gardens, literature, military, music, theater, science, technology, and nature Provides nine walking tours with maps that pinpoint featured sites for each category Offers a handy alphabetical "where and when" listing of basic information on each site, including address, phone number, hours of operation, admission, and special programs or facilities Includes dozens of both famous and lesser-known sites

Spin Off

Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A


Category: Hand spinning

Page: N.A

View: 3866


Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A


Category: Fancy work

Page: N.A

View: 8713


Author: Hayden Murphy

Publisher: N.A


Category: Scottish literature

Page: N.A

View: 1489

The Homestead

Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A


Category: Home economics

Page: N.A

View: 6277