Traditional Scottish Dyes and how to Make Them

Author: Jean Fraser

Publisher: Interlink Publishing Group Incorporated

ISBN: 9780862415754

Category: Crafts & Hobbies

Page: 134

View: 5908

This is a reissue of a book of recipes for dyeing wools. Scotland has a tradition of famous tweeds and tartans and is renowned throughout the world for the manufacture of cloth. In the past, dyeing methods were jealously guarded secrets handed down by word of mouth from one generation to the next.

The Cultural History of Plants

Author: Sir Ghillean Prance,Mark Nesbitt

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1135958114

Category: Gardening

Page: 460

View: 1190

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.

Oatmeal and the Catechism

Scottish Gaelic Settlers in Quebec

Author: Margaret Bennett

Publisher: McGill-Queen's Press - MQUP

ISBN: 0773567585

Category: Social Science

Page: 392

View: 6533

Relying heavily upon oral tradition, the book embraces the diverse disciplines of folklore, history, language, geography, literature, sociology, agriculture, botany, and home economics. It covers emigration history, community and domestic lifestyles, religious and social structure (including songs, poems, legends, and folktales), customs and beliefs, and material culture. Discussions are supported throughout by testimonies of many Townshippers, quoted verbatim, enabling the "voice" of the Gael to continue to be heard. Oatmeal and the Catechism will be of great interest to scholars and students of Gaelic studies and folklore in addition to Quebecers and others whose Scottish ancestors settled in Quebec and eastern Canada and helped carve a country out of the wilderness.

Perishable Material Culture in Prehistory

Investigating the Missing Majority

Author: Linda M. Hurcombe

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 131781455X

Category: Social Science

Page: 276

View: 3500

Perishable Material Culture in Prehistory provides new approaches and integrates a broad range of data to address a neglected topic, organic material in the prehistoric record. Providing news ideas and connections and suggesting revisionist ways of thinking about broad themes in the past, this book demonstrates the efficacy of an holistic approach by using examples and cases studies. No other book covers such a broad range of organic materials from a social and object biography perspective, or concentrates so fully on approaches to the missing components of prehistoric material culture. This book will be an essential addition for those people wishing to understand better the nature and importance of organic materials as the ’missing majority’ of prehistoric material culture.

Fortschritte der Chemie organischer Naturstoffe / Progress in the Chemistry of Organic Natural Products

Author: W. Herz

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 9783211835180

Category: Medical

Page: 319

View: 7687

The volumes of this classic series, now referred to simply as "Zechmeisterâ after its founder, L. Zechmeister, have appeared under the Springer Imprint ever since the seriesâ inauguration in 1938. The volumes contain contributions on various topics related to the origin, distribution, chemistry, synthesis, biochemistry, function or use of various classes of naturally occurring substances ranging from small molecules to biopolymers. Each contribution is written by a recognized authority in his field and provides a comprehensive and up-to-date review of the topic in question. Addressed to biologists, technologists, and chemists alike, the series can be used by the expert as a source of information and literature citations and by the non-expert as a means of orientation in a rapidly developing discipline.


Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A


Category: Folk songs, Scots

Page: N.A

View: 2694


Mesolithic and later sites at Kinloch : excavations 1984-1986

Author: C. R. Wickham-Jones,Ann Clarke,Simon Butler

Publisher: Sutton Publishing


Category: Social Science

Page: 183

View: 4070

Life of Pee

The Story of How Urine Got Everywhere

Author: Sally Magnusson

Publisher: Aurum Press Limited

ISBN: 1845138015

Category: Humor

Page: 208

View: 9864

DIV Alchemists sought gold in it. David Bowie refrigerated it to ward off evil. In the trenches of Ypres soldiers used it as a gas mask, whereas modern-day terrorists add it to home-made explosives. All the Fullers, Tuckers and Walkers in the phonebook owe their names to it, and in 1969 four bags for storing it were left on the surface of the moon. Bought and sold, traded and transported, even carried to work in jugs, urine has made bread rise, beer foam and given us gunpowder, stained glass, Robin Hood’s tights and Vermeer’s Girl With A Pearl Earring. And we do produce an awful lot of it. Humans alone make almost enough to replace the entire contents of Loch Lomond every year. Add the incalculable volume contributed by the rest of the animal kingdom and it might soon displace a small ocean. No wonder it gets everywhere. In Life of Pee Sally Magnusson unveils the secret history of civilisation’s most unsavoury and unsung hero, and discovers how our urine footprint is just as indelible as our carbon one. /div

British Books in Print

Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A


Category: Publishers' catalogs

Page: 6883

View: 8979

The Field Guide to Fleece

100 Sheep Breeds and How to Use Their Fibers

Author: Deborah Robson,Carol Ekarius

Publisher: Storey Publishing

ISBN: 1612121780

Category: Crafts & Hobbies

Page: 231

View: 1034

Provides different breeds of sheep and explains the best way to prepare their fleece for spinning, the natural colors of the fleece and how well it dyes, the best use for the wool, and fleece weights, staple lengths, and fiber diameters.

The Good Fairies of New York

Author: Martin Millar

Publisher: Soft Skull Press

ISBN: 1933368365

Category: Fiction

Page: 256

View: 6665

Finding themselves in the very unusual world of Manhattan, a pair of Scottish thimble fairies apply their folk wisdom to assist a pair of down-and-out humans, including Kerry, who struggles with a colostomy bag, and Dinnie, who exhibits anti-social behaviors. Original.

Edinburgh Companion to Scottish Women's Writing

Author: Glenda Norquay

Publisher: Edinburgh University Press

ISBN: 0748664807

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 240

View: 4315

By combining historical spread with a thematic structure, this volume explores the ways in which gender has shaped literary output and addresses the changing situations in which Scottish women lived and wrote.