The Rainbow Beneath My Feet

A Mushroom Dyer's Field Guide

Author: Arleen Rainis Bessette,Alan Bessette

Publisher: Syracuse University Press

ISBN: 9780815606802

Category: Crafts & Hobbies

Page: 176

View: 555

A unique and useful reference guide to some of the more common and best color-producing dye mushrooms of North America. The book includes step-by-step instructions to the process from collecting the mushrooms to dyeing the wool. There is an accurate and up-to-date description for each species along with over 200 color photographs. The scope of this work goes beyond the identification of species. The authors provide information about dyeing equipment, mordants, preparing and dyeing the wool, and the dazzling array of colors that can be obtained from mushroom.

Lichens for Vegetable Dyeing

Author: Eileen Bolton

Publisher: Julia Bolton Holloway

ISBN: 9781566590013

Category: Dye plants

Page: 43

View: 6121

Craft of the Dyer

Colour from Plants and Lichens

Author: Karen Leigh Casselman

Publisher: Courier Corporation

ISBN: 0486140377

Category: Crafts & Hobbies

Page: 256

View: 4123

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.

North American Boletes

A Color Guide to the Fleshy Pored Mushrooms

Author: Alan Bessette,William C. Roody,Arleen Rainis Bessette

Publisher: Syracuse University Press

ISBN: 9780815605881

Category: Nature

Page: 396

View: 3362

A guide to this highly prized group of mushrooms known for their beautiful colours, distinctive features, relative abundance and edibility. The book features species descriptions, easy to follow keys that emphasize macroscopic features for eastern and western North America and information on collecting, cooking and preserving boletes.

Tricholomas of North America

A Mushroom Field Guide

Author: Alan E. Bessette,Arleen R. Bessette,William C. Roody

Publisher: University of Texas Press

ISBN: 0292742339

Category: Science

Page: 220

View: 7832

More than 100 mushrooms in the genus Tricholoma have been reported in North America. Most are relatively large, showy mushrooms that grow on the ground near many species of temperate forest trees, both hardwoods and conifers. They typically fruit from late summer through early winter or even into spring in warmer areas. Some are fine edibles, including the matsutake. Others are inedible or even poisonous. Filling the gap between technical publications and the limited representation of Tricholomas in general mushroom field guides, this book is the first comprehensive guide to North American Tricholomas. It contains more than 170 of the best documentary photographs available, often with more than one image of a species to illustrate the dramatic variation exhibited by many Tricholomas. The species descriptions provide extensive identification information including scientific and common names, macroscopic and microscopic features, occurrence/habit, edibility, and a comment section that addresses such things as synonomy, comparisons with similar species, varietial differences, explanations of species' epithets, and other useful or interesting information. In addition, the authors provide a general introduction to Tricholomas that discusses identification features, ecology, simple chemical tests (for identification), and how to use the keys provided in this book.

Lichen Dyes

The New Source Book

Author: Karen Diadick Casselman

Publisher: Courier Corporation

ISBN: 9780486412313

Category: Crafts & Hobbies

Page: 82

View: 7490

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.

Mushrooms of the Southeastern United States

Author: Alan Bessette

Publisher: Syracuse University Press

ISBN: 9780815631125

Category: Nature

Page: 373

View: 7634

Featuring more than 450 species with detailed descriptions, this volume includes precise color photographs, which also reflect the aesthetic appeal of mushrooms. The number of species described and illustrated is substantially more than has previously appeared in any other single work devoted to the mushrooms of the southeastern United States. Although this book contains the necessary components required for advanced students and professional mycologists, it emphasizes identification based primarily on macroscopic field characters for easier use by a general audience.

Milk mushrooms of North America

a field identification guide to the genus Lactarius

Author: Alan Bessette,David Bruce Harris,Arleen Rainis Bessette

Publisher: Syracuse Univ Pr

ISBN: N.A

Category: Nature

Page: 297

View: 6158

Gravity's Rainbow

Author: Thomas Pynchon

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 1101594659

Category: Fiction

Page: 768

View: 4237

Winner of the 1974 National Book Award “A screaming comes across the sky. . .” A few months after the Germans’ secret V-2 rocket bombs begin falling on London, British Intelligence discovers that a map of the city pinpointing the sexual conquests of one Lieutenant Tyrone Slothrop, U.S. Army, corresponds identically to a map showing the V-2 impact sites. The implications of this discovery will launch Slothrop on an amazing journey across war-torn Europe, fleeing an international cabal of military-industrial superpowers, in search of the mysterious Rocket 00000, through a wildly comic extravaganza that has been hailed in The New Republic as “the most profound and accomplished American novel since the end of World War II.”

Beneath the Neon

Life and Death in the Tunnels of Las Vegas

Author: Matthew O'Brien

Publisher: Huntington Press Inc

ISBN: 0929712390

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 293

View: 1554

Beneath the Neon: Life and Death in the Tunnels of Las Vegas chronicles O’Brien’s adventures in subterranean Las Vegas. He follows the footsteps of a psycho killer. He braces against a raging flood. He parties with naked crackheads. He learns how to make meth, that art is most beautiful where it’s least expected, that in many ways, he prefers underground Las Vegas to aboveground Las Vegas, and that there are no pots of gold under the neon rainbow.

Venetian discourses

drawn from the history, art & customs of Venice

Author: Alexander Robertson

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Sermons, English

Page: 308

View: 5708

A World in One Cubic Foot

Portraits of Biodiversity

Author: David Liittschwager

Publisher: University of Chicago Press

ISBN: 0226481239

Category: Nature

Page: 204

View: 5518

Twelve inches by twelve inches by twelve inches, the cubic foot is a relatively tiny unit of measure compared to the whole world. With every step, we disturb and move through cubic foot after cubic foot. But behold the cubic foot in nature—from coral reefs to cloud forests to tidal pools—even in that finite space you can see the multitude of creatures that make up a vibrant ecosystem. For A World in One Cubic Foot, esteemed nature photographer David Liittschwager took a bright green metal cube—measuring precisely one cubic foot—and set it in various ecosystems around the world, from Costa Rica to Central Park. Working with local scientists, he measured what moved through that small space in a period of twenty-four hours. He then photographed the cube’s setting and the plant, animal, and insect life inside it—anything visible to the naked eye. The result is a stunning portrait of the amazing diversity that can be found in ecosystems around the globe. Many organisms captured in Liittschwager’s photographs have rarely, if ever, been presented in their full splendor to the general reader, and the singular beauty of these images evocatively conveys the richness of life around us and the essential need for its conservation. The breathtaking images are accompanied by equally engaging essays that speak to both the landscapes and the worlds contained within them, from distinguished contributors such as Elizabeth Kolbert and Alan Huffman, in addition to an introduction by E. O. Wilson. After encountering this book, you will never look at the tiniest sliver of your own backyard or neighborhood park the same way; instead, you will be stunned by the unexpected variety of species found in an area so small. A World in One Cubic Foot puts the world accessibly in our hands and allows us to behold the magic of an ecosystem in miniature. Liittschwager’s awe-inspiring photographs take us to places both familiar and exotic and instill new awareness of the life that abounds all around.

The Natural Colors Cookbook

Custom Hues For Your Fabrics Made Simple Using Food

Author: Maggie Pate

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 1624145876

Category: Crafts & Hobbies

Page: 160

View: 1120

In The Natural Colors Cookbook, the old is new again as hand dyeing fabric comes back into the spotlight with a more organic and natural approach. Maggie Pate will teach readers how to use all natural dyes from beans, berries and other kitchen staples to create custom patterns and vivid colors. As the owner and designer of naturally-dyed clothing label Nåde, Maggie knows what it takes to produce quality and textiles and will share that expertise with readers, showing just how simple it is to create a one-of-a-kind hand-dyed project with a variety of fabrics, including cotton, satin, silk, yarn, fleece and more. The Natural Colors Cookbook will feature step-by-step directions for the dyeing process, as well as simple projects that can be made and then dyed. Maggie's dye recipes offer an alternative to mainstream chemical fabric dyes and allow readers to create their own custom dye colors that can't be found in a store, making projects unique and personal.Featuring easy to follow directions and helpful tips and tricks for beginner hand-dyers, The Natural Colors Cookbook has everything readers need to begin creating their own beautiful textiles. Maggie has almost 27k followers on Instagram and 85k followers on Pinterest. This book will have 12 projects and more than 25 custom colors.

Field Guide to Mushrooms of Western North America

Author: R. Michael Davis,Robert Sommer,John A. Menge

Publisher: Univ of California Press

ISBN: 0520271084

Category: Nature

Page: 459

View: 6347

"This is a wonderful addition to the mycological literature for both professionals and amateur mycophiles! A field guide with an emphasis on California mushrooms is long overdue."--Greg W. Douhan, Department of Plant Pathology and Microbiology, University of California, Riverside. "The perfect update to a classic mushroom field guide. This book combines excellent images and useful keys with up-to-date scientific findings on mushrooms." David Rizzo, Professor of Plant Pathology, University of California, Davis

The Ground Beneath Her Feet

A Novel

Author: Salman Rushdie

Publisher: Macmillan

ISBN: 9780312254995

Category: Fiction

Page: 592

View: 1116

Winter 2000

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: 5967

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.

Orvis

Author: H. M. Hoover

Publisher: Macmillan

ISBN: 9780812557350

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 192

View: 7221

On an Earth that has become an inhospitable wilderness, Toby and her friend Thaddeus find themselves lost in "the empty" with Orvis, an obsolete robot who is their only hope of protection and escape. Reprint.

Dye Plants and Dyeing

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

Publisher: Timber Press (OR)

ISBN: 9780881925722

Category: Crafts & Hobbies

Page: 128

View: 2430

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.