North American dye plants

Author: Anne Bliss

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Crafts & Hobbies

Page: 288

View: 8889

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: 7144

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.

Craft of the Dyer

Colour from Plants and Lichens

Author: Karen Leigh Casselman

Publisher: Courier Corporation

ISBN: 0486140377

Category: Crafts & Hobbies

Page: 256

View: 879

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.

The Cultural History of Plants

Author: Sir Ghillean Prance,Mark Nesbitt

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1135958114

Category: Gardening

Page: 460

View: 6993

This valuable reference will be useful for both scholars and general readers. It is both botanical and cultural, describing the role of plant in social life, regional customs, the arts, natural and covers all aspects of plant cultivation and migration and covers all aspects of plant cultivation and migration. The text includes an explanation of plant names and a list of general references on the history of useful plants.

A Guide to Field Guides

Identifying the Natural History of North America

Author: Diane Schmidt

Publisher: Libraries Unlimited

ISBN: 9781563087073

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 304

View: 2272

Focusing on the North American continent, this book, the first of its kind, identifies and describes major field guides in all scientific subject areas (from plants, animals, and insects to astronomy and weather, geology and fossils, and man-made objects). Organized by topic, it offers complete bibliographic information and descriptions of more than 1,300 field guides.

Natural Dyes and Home Dyeing

Author: Rita J. Adrosko

Publisher: Courier Corporation

ISBN: 0486156095

Category: Crafts & Hobbies

Page: 160

View: 4542

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.

Income Opportunities in Special Forest Products

Self-help Suggestions for Rural Entrepreneurs

Author: Margaret G. Thomas,David R. Schumann

Publisher: DIANE Publishing

ISBN: 9780788112362

Category: Forest products

Page: 206

View: 7403

Describes special forest products that represent opportunities for rural entrepreneurs to supplement their incomes. Includes: aromatics, berries & wild fruits, cones & seeds, forest botanicals, honey, mushrooms, nuts, syrup, & weaving & dying materials. Each chapter describes market & competition considerations, distribution & packaging, equipment needs, & resource conservation considerations, & also presents a profile of a rural business marketing the products. Products suitable for small or part-time operators are described. 50 photos.

The Encyclopedia of Country Living, 40th Anniversary Edition

The Original Manual for Living off the Land & Doing It Yourself

Author: Carla Emery

Publisher: Sasquatch Books

ISBN: 1570618410

Category: House & Home

Page: 928

View: 2892

From craft culture to survivalists, preppers, homesteaders, urban farmers, and everyone in between there is a desire for a simpler way of life—a healthier, greener, more self-sustaining and holistic approach to modern life. The knowledge you need to survive and thrive off the grid is at your fingertips in The Encyclopedia of Country Living, the best-selling resource for the homesteading movement. With its origins in the back-to-the-land effort of the late 1960s, Carla Emery’s landmark book has grown into a comprehensive guide to building your sustainable country escape haven, while lowering your carbon footprint in the process. The 40th anniversary edition offers up-to-date and detailed information on the fundamentals of topics like homegrown food; raising chickens, goats, and pigs; beekeeping; food preservation; mail-order supply sourcing; foraging; and much, much more (even how to deliver a baby)—everything you need to lead a self-sufficient lifestyle in the 21st century. Basic, thorough, and reliable, this book deserves a place in urban and rural homes alike. Table of Contents 1 Oddments 2 Introduction to Plants 3 Grasses, Grains & Canes 4 Garden Vegetables 5 Herbs & Flavorings 6 Tree, Vine, Bush & Bramble 7 Food Preservation 8 Introduction to Animals 9 Poultry 10 Goats, Cows & Home Dairying 11 Bee, Rabbit, Sheep & Pig 12 Appendix

Lichens for Vegetable Dyeing

Author: Eileen Bolton

Publisher: Julia Bolton Holloway

ISBN: 9781566590013

Category: Dye plants

Page: 43

View: 8727

Lichen Dyes

The New Source Book

Author: Karen Diadick Casselman

Publisher: Courier Corporation

ISBN: 9780486412313

Category: Crafts & Hobbies

Page: 82

View: 3955

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.

Der Farbstern

Author: Johannes Itten

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9783862300075

Category:

Page: 6

View: 7290

The New Encyclopedia of Southern Culture

Volume 14: Folklife

Author: Glenn Hinson,William Ferris

Publisher: Univ of North Carolina Press

ISBN: 0807898554

Category: Reference

Page: 424

View: 7978

Southern folklife is the heart of southern culture. Looking at traditional practices still carried on today as well as at aspects of folklife that are dynamic and emergent, contributors to this volume of The New Encyclopedia of Southern Culture examine a broad range of folk traditions. Moving beyond the traditional view of folklore that situates it in historical practice and narrowly defined genres, entries in this volume demonstrate how folklife remains a vital part of communities' self-definitions. Fifty thematic entries address subjects such as car culture, funerals, hip-hop, and powwows. In 56 topical entries, contributors focus on more specific elements of folklife, such as roadside memorials, collegiate stepping, quinceanera celebrations, New Orleans marching bands, and hunting dogs. Together, the entries demonstrate that southern folklife is dynamically alive and everywhere around us, giving meaning to the everyday unfolding of community life.

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: 2877

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.

Zur Farbenlehre

Author: Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category:

Page: 4

View: 6092

North American Wildland Plants

A Field Guide

Author: James L. Stubbendieck,Stephan L. Hatch,L. M. Landholt

Publisher: U of Nebraska Press

ISBN: 9780803293069

Category: Science

Page: 501

View: 553

North American Wildland Plants is the sixth edition of North American Range Plants. This comprehensive reference contains the salient characteristics of the most important wildland plants of North America and will help individuals with limited botanical knowledge as well as natural resource professionals to identify wildland plants. The two hundred species of wildland plants in this book were selected because of their abundance, desirability, or poisonous properties. Each of the illustrations has been enhanced to maximize the use of this book as a field guide. Each plant description includes characteristics for identification, an illustration of the plant with enlarged parts, and a general distribution map for North America. Each species description includes nomenclature; life span; origin; season of growth; inflorescence, flower or spikelet, or other reproductive parts; vegetative parts; and growth characteristics. Brief notes are included on habitat; livestock losses; and historic, food, and medicinal uses.