Nature's Colors: Dyes from Plants

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Collier Books, 1979 - Technology & Engineering - 229 pages
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Two hundred and sixty-eight recipes for natural dyes are fully tested and proportioned for practical home preparation

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I bought this book several years ago used. am still using it today. The most thorough book I have seen for home dyeing. It covers wool, silk, and cotton material. Each plant is listed with the proper mordant, and then the proper dyeing technique. It has been a wonderful addition to our business.  

Contents

Let Us Discover Dyeing
1
Types of Natural Dyestuff
7
Prospecting for Dye Plant
16
Basic Information 24
24
Dyeing Procedures 33
33
The City Dweller and Nat
43
Natural Dyeing as Design
70
Lichen Recipes 78
78
Garden Flower Recipes 113
113
Wild Shrub Recipes 136
137
APPENDICES
193
RuleofThumb Estimate of
199
Sources of Chemicals Dyes
207
SUBJECT INDEX 222
222
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