The Rainbow Beneath My Feet: A Mushroom Dyer's Field Guide

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Syracuse University Press, 2001 - Crafts & Hobbies - 176 pages
A unique and useful reference guide to some of the more common and best color-producing dye mushrooms of North America. The book includes step-by-step instructions to the process from collecting the mushrooms to dyeing the wool. There is an accurate and up-to-date description for each species along with over 200 color photographs. The scope of this work goes beyond the identification of species. The authors provide information about dyeing equipment, mordants, preparing and dyeing the wool, and the dazzling array of colors that can be obtained from mushroom.

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This book , The Rainbow Beneath My Feet A Mushroom Dyer's Field Guide, has excellent color plates of dye mushrooms taken from the top and bottom, in addition to detailed taxonomic guide, which will ... Read full review

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Very informative mushroom field guide and dye book with excellent color photographs. The book answered questions about mushrooms I found growing in our area. Read full review

Contents

Parts of mushrooms
5
Tending the dye pot
12
Preparing the Wool
13
Preparing the dye bath
18
Color Key to the Major Groups of Dye Mushrooms
26
Appendixes
155
Example of varietal variation dye results
157
Glossary
165
Bibliography
171
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About the author (2001)

Bessette is a pychologist and botanical photographer.

Bessette is professor of biology at Utica College of Syracuse University.

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