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Natural dyes and home dyeing (formerly…

Natural dyes and home dyeing (formerly titled: Natural dyes in the United… (original 1968; edition 1971)

by Rita J. Adrosko, Margaret Smith Furry

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Title:Natural dyes and home dyeing (formerly titled: Natural dyes in the United States)
Authors:Rita J. Adrosko
Other authors:Margaret Smith Furry
Info:New York, Dover Publications [1971]
Collections:Your library
Tags:dyeing, dye plants

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Natural Dyes and Home Dyeing (Formerly Titled: Natural Dyes in the United States) by Rita J. Adrosko (1968)



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Here in a single volume is all the information you will need to extract dyestuffs from common trees, flowers, lichens & weeds. (based mostly on American plants). Each recipe gives you step by step instructions that tell you how to prepare your ingredients, how to shred, soak, dissolve and boil the materials you collect, how to prepare cloth and how long to boil for best results. This is more accessible in 2011 than Elijah Bemiss' "The Dyers Companion" of which Adrosko wrote the introduction for - although the later is still relevant. ( )
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All the information ever needed to extract dyestuffs from common trees, flowers, lichens, and weeds to create beautifully dyed materials. The heart of the book is 52 recipes for dyes made from natural, easily obtained dyestuffs: brown dyes from the bark of apple trees; yellow from arsemart; reds from Brazilwood; blues from woad; and blacks from soot. 12 illustrations.

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Features over 135 specific recipes - gathered from historical sources - for cotton, wool, other fabrics. Genuine premodern handicrafts. 12 illustrations.

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