How to Grow, Prepare and Use Natural Plant Dyes
Author: Jenny Dean
Category: Dye plants
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.
The Complete Guide to Making and Using Natural Dyes
Author: Jenny Dean,Karen Diadick Casselman
Publisher: Clarkson Potter
Category: Crafts & Hobbies
Counsels beginner through experienced dyers on how to dye all types of fibers using traditional plants in new ways, providing step-by-step, swatch-complemented instructions for 250 options using more than 65 plant species. Original.
Author: Alick Drummond Buchanan Smith,Olive Janet Robinson,D.M. Bryant
Author: Mitch Reardon
Publisher: Penguin Random House South Africa
After centuries of relative isolation, the Karoo – South Africa’s parched heartland – is a latecomer to the tourist industry. What was once viewed as a harsh and desolate place of limited attraction is rapidly gaining popularity with visitors who now make the Karoo their destination, keen to partake of its legendary charm, its extraordinary fl ora and the resurgence of wildlife that once again populates its plains. Wild Karoo documents Mitch Reardon’s 4,000-kilometre journey of discovery through the region. The book focuses on: local nature conservation in all its facets, the game, large and small – some recently reintroduced – plus birds, reptiles and invertebrates, the unique, arid-adapted flora, the landscape and geology, the history and lifestyle of the people who have made a home here, plans to combine public and private protected land to create wildlife corridors between isolated parks, re-establishing old migration routes and so reversing some of the effects of human settlement. Beautifully written, and illustrated with evocative photographs, this book is a must read for anyone interested in travel, wildlife and the environment.
Extraordinary Experiences Connecting with Nature in Britain
Author: Jini Reddy
Publisher: Bradt Travel Guides
Wild Times Guide - Travel, nature and outdoor information and tips for 26 suggested British experiences connecting to nature in England, Scotland and Wales, including bushcraft, wild pottery, Dark Sky gazing, horse whispering, rewilding and urban birding. Full of 'how to' information and ideal for eco-lovers, outdoors enthusiasts and nature novices.
Heredity and Animal Breeding in Early Modern England
Author: Nicholas Russell
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
This book examines the ideas and techniques of earlier generations of agricultural and sporting improvers in the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries.
Things to do outdoors through the seasons
Author: Fiona Danks,Jo Schofield
Publisher: White Lion 2
Category: Family & Relationships
Adventures, games and crafts to get you outdoors all the year round. Playing outdoors should be an essential part of growing up; developing your imagination, keeping fit and letting the wild world weave its magic spell on you. In The Wild Year Book, Fiona and Jo have selected 70 of their favourite activities to help you enjoy spending time outdoors, season by season. Perhaps you'll want to play camouflage games in Spring and make enormous bubbles in the summer, challenge your friends to a foraging bake-off in the autumn, or create ice mobiles in the winter. With this book you will never be short of inspiration! Over 100,000 copies sold of Fiona and Jo's Going Wild series.
Author: Roger McDonald
Publisher: National Library Australia
Drawing on the extensive collection of the National Library of Australia, this book highlights the fingerprints humans have left on the landscape through the lenses of Australia's greatest photographers. Roger Mcdonald has written an insighful introductory essay as well as extended captions describing his response.