Dye Plants and Dyeing

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Timber Press, Jan 1, 2003 - Crafts & Hobbies - 128 pages
A newly revised edition of the popular 1994 book, this clear 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. The authors have selected 48 plants from different parts of the world and they describe each plant's structure and cultivation, the history of each as a dye source, and the best method for a plant's use based on their own experiments. Most well-known dye plants are discussed, and each plant is beautifully illustrated by Gretel Dalby-Quenet in a full-page painting that shows the colors the plant can yield.

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This is a beautiful book with nice color matching under various mordants. Not as much a reference for the practical dyer looking for specific recipes as a display book to show the breath of plants yielding colors and some historical detail . Nice for a collection or someone vaguely interested in plant uses. Not to be a first time dyers instruction manual!  

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