Lichen Dyes

The New Source Book

Author: Karen Diadick Casselman

Publisher: Courier Corporation

ISBN: 9780486412313

Category: Crafts & Hobbies

Page: 82

View: 3415

Noted textile designer and lichen expert explains how to create and use dyes derived from lichens. Text covers history of the use of lichen pigments, safe dyeing methods, ecologically sound dyeing, and use of mordants, lichen identification, and more. Text also offers a fascinating history of Asian and European lichen pigments, Scottish, Irish, and Scandinavian domestic lichen dyes, and others.

Lichens for Vegetable Dyeing

Author: Eileen Bolton

Publisher: Julia Bolton Holloway

ISBN: 9781566590013

Category: Dye plants

Page: 43

View: 897

Craft of the Dyer

Colour from Plants and Lichens

Author: Karen Leigh Casselman

Publisher: Courier Corporation

ISBN: 0486140377

Category: Crafts & Hobbies

Page: 256

View: 2628

Here is a complete guide to making your own dye from a wide variety of plants — acorn to zinnia. Covers dyeing procedures, mordants, preparing fibers, every step. List of suppliers. Bibliography.

Ancient and Medieval Dyes

Author: William F. Leggett

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 1930585896

Category: Crafts & Hobbies

Page: 80

View: 8649

Leggett's classic text, Ancient and Medieval Dyes, is an informative and easy-to-read introduction to the most common animal and vegetable dyes used before the introduction of synthetic chemical dyes.

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: 919

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.

Lichens for Vegetable Dyeing

Author: Eileen Bolton

Publisher: Julia Bolton Holloway

ISBN: 9781566590013

Category: Dye plants

Page: 43

View: 7989

Lichens of North America

Author: Irwin M. Brodo,Sylvia Duran Sharnoff,Stephen Sharnoff,Canadian Museum of Nature

Publisher: Yale University Press

ISBN: 0300082495

Category: Nature

Page: 795

View: 5716

Lichens are a unique form of plant life, the product of a symbiotic association between an alga and a fungus. The beauty and importance of lichens have long been overlooked, despite their abundance and diversity in most parts of North America and elsewhere in the world. This stunning book - the first accessible and authoritative guidebook to lichens of the North American continent - fills the gap, presenting superb colour photographs, descriptions, distribution maps, and keys for identifying the most common, conspicuous, or ecologically significant species. The book focuses on 805 foliose, fruticose, and crustose lichens (the latter rarely included in popular guidebooks) and presents information on another 70 species in the keys or notes, special attention is given to species endemic to North America. A comprehensive introduction discusses the biology, structure, uses, and ecological significance of lichens and is illustrated with 90 additional colour photos and many line drawings. English names are provided for most species, and the book also includes a glossary that explains technical terms. This visually rich and informative book will open the eyes of nature lovers everywhere to

Handbook of Natural Colorants

Author: Thomas Bechtold,Rita Mussak

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 9780470744963

Category: Science

Page: 434

View: 2108

Concentration on renewable resources, sustainability and replacement of oil based products are driving forces to reassess the potential of natural resources including natural colorants. The growing consumer interest in purchasing “green” products, which exhibit an improved environmental profile, can be seen as the break-through force needed to reintroduce natural colorants into the modern markets. Written by scientists with specialised knowledge in the field, Handbook of Natural Colorants provides a unique source of information, summarising the present knowledge of natural colorants in depth. Supporting researchers in this emerging field of sustainable chemistry, it provides easy access to the theory and practice of natural colorants from different viewpoints, including agricultural, economic and legislative aspects. Topics covered include: History of coloration technology Present position of natural colorants Regional plant source availability Specific application techniques Chemical properties that professional dyers and chemists have to consider Agricultural sourcing of dyes with an emphasis on renewable resources Discussions on energy and material balance issues arising from the sourcing of materials Production aspects of colorants, leading on to the key applications Environmental and economic aspects Also included are the pros and cons of natural dyestuffs, presenting some promising results and evaluating the potential use of vegetable dyes as alternatives to chemical-based ones with a focus on green chemistry

Recent Advances in Lichenology

Modern Methods and Approaches in Lichen Systematics and Culture Techniques

Author: Dalip Kumar Upreti,Pradeep K. Divakar,Vertika Shukla,Rajesh Bajpai

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 8132222350

Category: Science

Page: 232

View: 3912

This book discusses in detail molecular, mycobiont culture, biomonitoring and bioprospection of lichens, providing insights into advances in different fields of lichenology by applying modern techniques and approaches and examining how their application has enhanced or changed classical approaches. It offers a valuable resource, especially for beginners, students and researchers from different academic backgrounds interested in the study of lichens. In recent years, the introduction of modern analytical techniques and approaches has significantly improved our understanding of the environment, including lichens. Lichens are unique organisms which possess untapped potential as effective and reliable bioindicators, sources of therapeutic phytochemicals, and as excellent extremophiles. The unique and peculiar characteristics of lichens underline the need for a multidimensional approach to explore their potential in various fields of environment science, botany and chemistry. Modern techniques, especially molecular techniques, have greatly enriched the field of lichen taxonomy and its position in the plant kingdom, revealing little-known species and exploring their evolutionary history, while multivariate analysis and GIS approaches have established lichens as an ideal and reliable tool for monitoring air pollution. Advanced culture techniques have expanded the pharmacological applications of lichens, which was formerly restricted due to their small biomass. The advent of sophisticated analytical instrumentation has now facilitated the isolation and characterization of lichens’ bioactive constituents, even in lower concentrations, as well as the estimation of their stress responses at different levels of pollution. As lichen diversity is adversely affected by increasing air pollution, there is a pressing need to develop effective management practices to conserve, restore and document lichen diversity.

North American dye plants

Author: Anne Bliss

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Crafts & Hobbies

Page: 288

View: 6304

Handsome line drawings of 126 common, roadside plants are included with tips on how to use them to obtain a range of warm, subtle colors.

Handbook of Renewable Materials for Coloration and Finishing

Author: Mohd Yusuf

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1119407842

Category: Science

Page: 612

View: 1730

This unique handbook provides a vivid multidisciplinary dimension through technological perspectives to present cutting-edge research in the field of natural coloration and finishing. The 20 chapters are divided in to four parts: Substrates for coloration and finishing; renewable colorants and their applications; advanced materials and technologies for coloration and finishing; sustainability. Among the topics included in the Handbook of Renewable Materials for Coloration and Finishing are: The systematic discussion on the suitability, physical, chemical and processing aspects of substrates for coloration and finishing Bio-colorant’s application as photosensitizers for dye sensitized solar cells Animal based natural dyes Natural dyes extraction and dyeing methodology Application of natural dyes to cotton and jute textiles Sol-gel flame retardant and/or antimicrobial finishings for cellulosic textiles Rot resistance and antimicrobial finish of cotton khadi fabrics Advanced materials and technologies for antimicrobial finishing of cellulosic textiles

Natural Dyes and Home Dyeing

Author: Rita J. Adrosko

Publisher: Courier Corporation

ISBN: 0486156095

Category: Crafts & Hobbies

Page: 160

View: 9237

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.

Macrolichens of the Pacific Northwest

Author: Linda Geiser

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: History

Page: 464

View: 782

A key component in healthy ecosystems, lichens can be found in almost any natural habitat in the Pacific Northwest. This revised and expanded edition of the first comprehensive guide to the region's macrolichens is intended for use by beginners as well as specialists: weekend naturalists will be able to identify specimens and recognize the great diversity of lichens, while lichenologists and mycologists will gain greater knowledge of the distribution and abundance of various species. The new edition incorporates an understanding of macrolichens that has advanced tremendously in the ten years since the first edition. It includes 116 new species, many of them new to science since 1997, and 176 additional illustrations. Macrolichens of the Pacific Northwest includes keys to 108 genera and 574 species of Oregon and Washington macrolichens all the macrolichens known or expected to occur in the two states. The keys also provide reasonable coverage for lichens of Idaho and Montana, inland to the Continental Divide. Color photographs and detailed descriptions are provided for 243 species, emphasizing lichens prevalent in forested ecosystems. The illustrated glossary and introductory material cover the terminology needed to identify macrolichens and provide information on collection and handling. The biology, ecology, and air-quality sensitivity of lichens are discussed, and regional air quality sensitivities are provided for more than one hundred species. Macrolichens of the Pacific Northwest will prove invaluable to anyone seeking to identify lichens or to better understand these organisms and their vital role in the natural world.

Report

Author: British Association for the Advancement of Science

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Science

Page: N.A

View: 3547

Lichens of Ireland

Author: Paul Whelan

Publisher: The Collins Press

ISBN: 1848895194

Category: Nature

Page: 155

View: 6226

Ireland’s oceanic and temperate climate acts as a wonderful host to over 1,165 species of lichen. This is a richer biodiversity than that of flowering plants or the mosses, liverworts and ferns of Ireland. A concise introduction to lichen biology and ecology, this guide features: • lichen terminology explained using line drawings and photographs; • descriptions of over 250 Irish species with colour photographs; • a guide to chemical tests, fieldwork and how to keep a herbarium; • a vice-county distribution map for every described species.