Natural Dyes and Home Dyeing

Author: Rita J. Adrosko

Publisher: Courier Corporation

ISBN: 0486156095

Category: Crafts & Hobbies

Page: 160

View: 9546

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.

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: 6450

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.

Harvesting Color

How to Find Plants and Make Natural Dyes

Author: Rebecca Burgess

Publisher: Artisan Books

ISBN: 1579654258

Category: Crafts & Hobbies

Page: 180

View: 6465

"'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.

The Art and Craft of Natural Dyeing

Traditional Recipes for Modern Use

Author: J. N. Liles

Publisher: Univ. of Tennessee Press

ISBN: 9780870496707

Category: Crafts & Hobbies

Page: 222

View: 4696

"This is the most comprehensive manual written on natural dyes since the early 1800s. Jim Liles has rescued ancient skills from near-extinction and shared them in a book that will inspire, challenge, and guide the modern dyer."--Rita Buchanan, author of A Weaver's Garden, and editor of the new Brooklyn Botanic Gardens Handbook on Natural Dyes " . . . a must for every dyer. The recipes are explicit and detailed as to success and failure."--Mary Frances Davidson For several thousand years, all dyes were of animal, vegetable, or mineral origin, and many ancient civilizations possessed excellent dye technologies. The first synthetic dye was produced in 1856, and the use of traditional dyes declined rapidly thereafter. By 1915 few non-synthetics were used by industry or craftspeople. The craft revivals of the 1920s explored traditional methods of natural dyeing to some extent, particularly with wool, although the great eighteenth- and nineteenth-century dye manuals, which recorded the older processes, remained largely forgotten. In The Art and Craft of Natural Dyeing, J. N. Liles consolidates the lore of the older dyers with his own first-hand experience to produce both a history of natural dyes and a practical manual for using pre-synthetic era processes on all the natural fibers--cotton, linen, silk, and wool. A general section on dyeing and mordanting and a glossary introduce the beginner to dye technology. In subsequent chapters, Liles summarizes the traditional dye methods available for each major color group. Scores of recipes provide detailed instructions on how to collect ingredients--flowers, weeds, insects, wood, minerals--prepare the dyevat, troubleshoot, and achieve specific shades. The book will appeal not only to beginning and veteran dyers but to students of restorations and reconstruction as well as to craftspeople--spinners, quilters, weavers, knitters, and other textile artists--interested in natural dyes for their beauty and historical authenticity. The Author: J. N. Liles is professor of zoology at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville. He has taught at Arrowmont School and other regional craft schools and has exhibited his work at the Arrowmont School, the Southern Highland Handicraft Guild Folk Art Center, and the Carol Reece Museum.

Natural Dyeing

Author: Jackie Crook

Publisher: Sterling Publishing Company

ISBN: 9781600592225

Category: Crafts & Hobbies

Page: 112

View: 9372

For thousands of years, natural dyes have been celebrated for their subtlety and diversity—and, thanks to contemporary concerns about chemicals and toxins, their popularity is surging again. Fortunately, as this vibrant guide so elegantly shows, the craft is both easy and enjoyable to explore and requires no special equipment: just ordinary pots and pans. A thoroughly illustrated tutorial covers all the basics of hot and cool dyeing, and 30 colorful options to try, including roots and plants (madder, tumeric, henna), wood (cutch, fustic), flowers (safflower, dandelion, daffodil), leaves and stalks (tea, rhubarb, indigo), and fruits and vegetables (blackberry, wild cherry, avocado). From pale pinks and vibrant oranges to earthy browns and rich blues, a vast spectrum of hues awaits.

Home Dyeing With Natural Dyes (Classic Reprint)

Author: Margaret Smith Furry

Publisher: Forgotten Books

ISBN: 9781333871543

Category: House & Home

Page: 46

View: 2419

Excerpt from Home Dyeing With Natural Dyes The chestnut oak is native to the eastern part Of the United States from Maine to Alabama. On wool, chestnut-oak bark produces a dark yellow-tan which has fair fastness to light and good fastness to washing, and a light brown which has good color fastness. About the Publisher Forgotten Books publishes hundreds of thousands of rare and classic books. Find more at www.forgottenbooks.com This book is a reproduction of an important historical work. Forgotten Books uses state-of-the-art technology to digitally reconstruct the work, preserving the original format whilst repairing imperfections present in the aged copy. In rare cases, an imperfection in the original, such as a blemish or missing page, may be replicated in our edition. We do, however, repair the vast majority of imperfections successfully; any imperfections that remain are intentionally left to preserve the state of such historical works.

North American dye plants

Author: Anne Bliss

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Crafts & Hobbies

Page: 288

View: 6824

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.

The Complete Guide to Natural Dyeing

Author: Eva Lambert

Publisher: Interweave

ISBN: 9781596681811

Category: Crafts & Hobbies

Page: 144

View: 3835

Exploring natural and foolproof dyeing techniques--to coincide with the high demand for organic and rustic approaches to fiber arts--this colorful guide expertly utilizes the many modern and traditional methods intrinsic to creating beautiful fibers. Demonstrating that the use of natural dyes to create fabric, yarn, or fiber can be simple, eco-friendly, and surprisingly affordable, this thoughtful instructional is ideal for quilters looking to give their projects an edge, spinners searching for an eco twist, and knitters on a quest for that perfect color of yarn--all of whom will learn how different natural dyes will affect the colors obtained on various mediums and how to mix dye baths for unique results. Including comprehensive lists for measuring, weighing, and dyeing; step-by-step sequences to simply and concisely explain techniques for collecting and preparing dyestuff; and methods for both solid and semisolid dyeing, this quintessential dyeing manual provides novices and seasoned artists alike with plenty of thoughtful inspiration to get creative the natural way.

The Modern Natural Dyer

A Comprehensive Guide to Dyeing Silk, Wool, Linen and Cotton at Home

Author: Kristine Vejar

Publisher: Stewart, Tabori and Chang

ISBN: 9781617691751

Category: Crafts & Hobbies

Page: 192

View: 1951

Thousands of natural materials can produce glorious color--the insect cochineal produces pink, maroon, and purple, and more than 500 species of plants produce indigo blue. Now, in The Modern Natural Dyer, expert Kristine Vejar shares the most user-friendly techniques for dyeing yarn, fabric, and finished goods at home with foraged and garden-raised dyestuffs as well as with convenient natural dye extracts. Demystifying the "magic," Vejar explains in explicit, easy-to-follow detail how to produce consistent, long-lasting color. With stunning photography of the dyes themselves, the dyeing process, and 20 projects for home and wardrobe (some to knit, some to sew, and some just a matter of submerging a finished piece in a prepared bath), The Modern Natural Dyer is a complete resource for aspiring and experienced dye artisans.

Hawaii Dye Plants and Dye Recipes

Author: Val Krohn-Ching

Publisher: University of Hawaii Press

ISBN: 9780824806989

Category: Crafts & Hobbies

Page: 136

View: 9900

For those who work with FIBER in weaving, spinning, crocheting, knitting, macrame; for those who work with CLOTH in batik, tie-dying, quilting, applique, soft sculpture, sewing. With this book you can come one step closer to making it from scratch - increasing your involvement and satisfaction in your craft, while enhancing the beauty and value of your finished uh_product. Rich, soft, subtle colors, not easily copied by synthetic man-made dyes, are commonly obtained from natural dye sources. The end reward is beautiful natural colors, but equally rewarding is the pleasure to be derived from collecting natural materials and from the dyeing process itself. The world around you becomes a treasure house of hidden possibilities, with common and readily available plant materials yielding colors that can be as surprising as they are special. Like the ancient Hawaiians who colored their tapa cloth with dyes from kukui, ferns, and other plants of their islands, you become more sensitive to your natural environment. A greater respect for craftspeople of the past and a deeper appreciation for the materials are every natural dyer's gain. Val Frieling Krohn-Ching is a distinguished weaving and textile design artist whose curiosity and desire for experimenting has also made her the authority on dyeing with plant materials in Hawaii using wool fibers. She now shares the results of her years of experimentation - and her enthusiasm - with others. Even beginners can use her basic principles and techniques successfully to achieve new results of their own. Hawaii Dye Plants and Dye Recipes is itself an artistic production, filled with charming, botanically accurate pen-and-ink drawings to aid in plant identification. Instructions are concise and easy to follow. Interesting information about each plant enlivens the text, as do personal comments about the author's experimentation and sources of natural materials. A color chart, photographed from actual wool samples prepared by the author, shows more than 300 beautiful results that the natural dyer can achieve using recipes in this book.

Natural Dyes

Author: Judy Hardman,Sally Pinhey

Publisher: Crowood Press

ISBN: 9781847971005

Category: Crafts & Hobbies

Page: 160

View: 7876

This volume describes the use of plants that can be grown in the garden or collected from the countryside. It is lavishly illustrated with accurate and detailed botanical watercolors and samples of the colors the plants produce. Topics covered include five different garden designs using dye plants; a step-by-step guide to dyeing wool, silk, and cotton; solar dyeing; and how to dye felt in all forms.

Natural Dyes

Sources, Tradition, Technology and Science

Author: Dominique Cardon

Publisher: Archetype Publications

ISBN: 9781904982005

Category: Art

Page: 778

View: 2035

At a time when more and more plants and animals are threatened with extinction by humanity's ever-increasing pressure on the land and oceans of the planet, this book sets out to record sources of colorants discovered and used on all the continents from antiquity until the present day. Some 300 plants and 30 animals (marine molluscs and scale insects) are illustrated and discussed by the author, whose passion for natural dyes, with their colors of unequalled richness and subtlety, has taken her across the globe in search of dye sources and dyers. Botanical and zoological details are given for each source and chemical structures for each dye. Dyes employed by different civilizations are illustrated and relevant historical recipes and detailed descriptions of dyeing-processes by traditional dyers are quoted and explained in the light of modern science. Other current uses of such colorants, such as in medicine, and as colorants for food and cosmetics, are also noted. Although natural dyes have been largely replaced by synthetic dyes, increasing worldwide awareness of the harmful consequences of the pollution resulting from the production and use of some synthetic colorants has led to a significant revival and renewed interest in natural colorants. As potential renewable resources, natural dyes are an integral part of the major issue of our time: sustainable development. The aim of this book is to provide a scientific background for this important debate."

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: 5823

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

Dye Plants and Dyeing

Author: John F. M. Cannon,Margaret J. Cannon

Publisher: Timber Press (OR)

ISBN: 9780881925722

Category: Crafts & Hobbies

Page: 128

View: 5890

This lucid account of plants from which natural dyes can be obtained will be welcomed not only by all who work with fiber arts but also by botanists.

The Art and Science of Natural Dyes

Principles, Experiments, and Results

Author: Joy Boutrup,Catharine Ellis

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780764356339

Category: Crafts & Hobbies

Page: 176

View: 6854

This long-awaited guide serves as a tool to explain the general principles of natural dyeing, and to help dyers to become more accomplished at their craft through an increased understanding of the process. Photos of more than 450 samples demonstrate the results of actual dye tests, and detailed information covers every aspect of natural dyeing including theory, fibers, mordants, dyes, printing, organic indigo vats, finishing, and the evaluation of dye fastness. Special techniques of printing and discharging indigo are featured as well. The book is intended for dyers and printers who wish to more completely understand the "why" and the "how," while ensuring safe and sustainable practices. Written by a textile engineer and chemist (Boutrup) and a textile artist and practitioner (Ellis), its detailed and tested recipes for every process, including charts and comparisons, make it the ideal resource for dyers with all levels of experience.

Home Dyeing with Natural Dyes

Author: Margaret Smith Furry,Bess Viemont Morrison

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Agriculture

Page: 36

View: 9230

The publication reports the results of tests on about 65 natural dye materials when used for dyeing cotton and wool cloth. Most of the dyes studied are of vegetable origin. In fact the terms natural and vegetable dyes are often used interchangeably though a few, such as cochineal, are of animal origin and iron buff and some others are developed from mineral pigments.

Natural Dyes for Textiles

Sources, Chemistry and Applications

Author: Padma Shree Vankar

Publisher: Woodhead Publishing

ISBN: 0081018843

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 238

View: 5193

Natural Dyes for Textiles: Sources, Chemistry and Applications is an in-depth guide to natural dyes, offering complete and practical coverage of the whole dyeing process from source selection to post-treatments. The book identifies plants with high dye content that are viable for commercial use, and provides valuable quantitative information regarding extraction and fastness properties, to aid dye selection. The book presents newer natural dyes in detail, according to their suitability for cotton fabrics, silk fabrics, and wool yarn, before describing the application of each dye. Extraction of plant parts for isolation of colorants, chromatographic techniques for separation, spectroscopic analysis of the isolated colorants, structure elucidation, biomordanting, pretreatments, and post-treatments, are also covered. Prepared by an expert author with many years of experience in researching and writing on natural textile dyes, this book is an important resource for academic researchers, post-graduate students, textile manufacturers, technicians, dye practitioners, and those involved in textile dye research and development. Written by an expert author with many years of experience in researching and writing on natural textile dyes Provides quantitative information about extraction and fastness properties that will be valuable to those involved in dye selection Offers complete and practical coverage of the whole dyeing process from source selection to post-treatments