The Art And Craft Of Natural Dyeing

Author: J. N. Liles
Publisher: Univ. of Tennessee Press
ISBN: 9780870496707
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"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.

The Complete Guide To Natural Dyeing

Author: Eva Lambert
Publisher: Interweave
ISBN: 9781596681811
Size: 23.64 MB
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Exploring natural and foolproof dyeing techniques--to coincide with the high demand for organic and rustic approaches to fiber arts--this colorful guide expertly utilizes the many modern and traditional methods intrinsic to creating beautiful fibers. Demonstrating that the use of natural dyes to create fabric, yarn, or fiber can be simple, eco-friendly, and surprisingly affordable, this thoughtful instructional is ideal for quilters looking to give their projects an edge, spinners searching for an eco twist, and knitters on a quest for that perfect color of yarn--all of whom will learn how different natural dyes will affect the colors obtained on various mediums and how to mix dye baths for unique results. Including comprehensive lists for measuring, weighing, and dyeing; step-by-step sequences to simply and concisely explain techniques for collecting and preparing dyestuff; and methods for both solid and semisolid dyeing, this quintessential dyeing manual provides novices and seasoned artists alike with plenty of thoughtful inspiration to get creative the natural way.

Craft Of The Dyer

Author: Karen Leigh Casselman
Publisher: Courier Corporation
ISBN: 0486140377
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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.

Dyes From American Native Plants

Author: Lynne Richards
Publisher: Timber Press (OR)
ISBN:
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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.

Indigo Madder Marigold

Author: Trudy Van Stralen
Publisher:
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How to achieve a full spectrum of hues from just a few dyepots using minimal mordants and a creative approach to dye mixing, overdying, and pH modifications. Includes more than 100 recipes.

Natural Dyes

Author: Judy Hardman
Publisher: Crowood Press
ISBN: 9781847971005
Size: 23.63 MB
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This volume describes the use of plants that can be grown in the garden or collected from the countryside. It is lavishly illustrated with accurate and detailed botanical watercolors and samples of the colors the plants produce. Topics covered include five different garden designs using dye plants; a step-by-step guide to dyeing wool, silk, and cotton; solar dyeing; and how to dye felt in all forms.

The Craft Of Natural Dyeing

Author: Jenny Dean
Publisher: Search PressLtd
ISBN: 9780855327446
Size: 57.99 MB
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The glowing yellow of goldenrod, the warm brown of walnut shells, the pale green of birch leaves ... all the colors of nature delight the eye. To create an infinite variety of beautiful natural colors on wool, silk, cotton and other yarns and materials you can use a host of flowers, leaves, barks and roots, from dahlias and safflower to onion skins and turmeric. Expert dyer Jenny Dean shows you how to dye at home using simple equipment. There is helpful advice on the mordanting process that will fix the color, and guidance on light-fastness, plus instructions on how to use traditional dyestuffs such as color, indigo, weld and madder. For the true enthusiast, there is a chapter on growing one's own dye plants, but even the first-time dyer will be captivated by the rich effects obtainable in the world of natural color.

Natural Dyeing

Author: Jackie Crook
Publisher:
ISBN: 9781856752800
Size: 65.21 MB
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A guide to creating and using natural dyes. It shows you how to create a spectrum of coloured fabrics and fibres using everyday objects from around your kitchen. It teaches you what you need to know about dyeing, including hot, cool and vat dyeing methods

Indigo Textiles

Author: Gösta Sandberg
Publisher: Sterling
ISBN: 9780937274408
Size: 43.55 MB
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The oldest natural dye in use today is indigo. Learn about cultures that have used this wonderful dye and the chemistry of the dyeing process. Then develop varied applications and techniques through the recipes and projects. "...a must-have reference for fiber artist."--Ornament Magazine.