North American dye plants

Author: Anne Bliss

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Crafts & Hobbies

Page: 288

View: 3828

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.

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: 962

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.

Dyes from plants

Author: Seonaid Mairi Robertson

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780442269746

Category: Crafts & Hobbies

Page: 144

View: 7611

Craft of the Dyer

Colour from Plants and Lichens

Author: Karen Leigh Casselman

Publisher: Courier Corporation

ISBN: 0486140377

Category: Crafts & Hobbies

Page: 256

View: 6774

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.

Medicinal and Other Uses of North American Plants

A Historical Survey with Special Reference to the Eastern Indian Tribes

Author: Charlotte Erichsen-Brown

Publisher: Courier Corporation

ISBN: 0486139328

Category: Nature

Page: 544

View: 9427

Chronological historical citations document 500 years of usage of plants, trees, and shrubs native to eastern Canada and northeastern United States. Also complete identifying information, 343 illustrations. "You can't go wrong." — Botanic & Herb Reviews.

Harvesting Color

How to Find Plants and Make Natural Dyes

Author: Rebecca Burgess

Publisher: Artisan Books

ISBN: 1579654258

Category: Crafts & Hobbies

Page: 180

View: 2224

"'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.

Koekboya

Natural Dyes and Textiles : a Colour Journey from Turkey to India and Beyond

Author: Harald Böhmer

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9783936713015

Category: Color in textile crafts

Page: 300

View: 4735

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: 1469

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

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: 4838

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.

How Indians Use Wild Plants for Food, Medicine & Crafts

Author: Frances Densmore

Publisher: Courier Corporation

ISBN: 0486131106

Category: Nature

Page: 160

View: 5198

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.

Native American Ethnobotany

Author: Daniel E. Moerman

Publisher: Timber Press (OR)

ISBN: 9780881924534

Category: Science

Page: 927

View: 9448

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.

Wild Colour

How to Grow, Prepare and Use Natural Plant Dyes

Author: Jenny Dean

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781845335694

Category: Dye plants

Page: 144

View: 6970

Jenny Dean's Wild Colour is the modern classic title on traditional dyeing methods. A celebration of the wealth of natural dyes that can be obtained from over 60 species of plants from common marigolds to rhubarb. Part one introduces the concept of natural dyeing and demonstrates how easy it is to get started. All the techniques are explained with step-by-step sequences and photographs. Colour charts help you to work out which method is best for each dye plant and material.Part two reveals the wide range of plants that you can use for natural dyeing. Colour swatches show the tried and tested range of colours you can extract from each plant.

Lichen Dyes

The New Source Book

Author: Karen Diadick Casselman

Publisher: Courier Corporation

ISBN: 9780486412313

Category: Crafts & Hobbies

Page: 82

View: 3560

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.

Natural Dyes for Textiles

Sources, Chemistry and Applications

Author: Padma Shree Vankar

Publisher: Woodhead Publishing

ISBN: 0081018843

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 238

View: 2571

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

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: 9375

"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.