Lichen Dyes: The New Source Book

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Courier Dover Publications, 2001 - Art - 82 pages
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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.
  

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Contents

PREFACE An Ethical Approach
1
Bronze and Iron Age Lichen
7
Domestic Lichen Dyes
15
Safe Lichen Dye Methods
25
Eco Dyes and Alternative
37
Lichens as Mordants 40 How to Learn Lichen
42
How to Adjust AM Dye Bath
53
Code of Ethics 47 General Index
79
Copyright

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About the author (2001)

Casselman is a consultant who has taught natural dyeing across North America, Europe, and Australia. Her dyed textiles are in the McCord Museum of Canadian History and the Smithsonian Institution.

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