Lichen Dyes

The New Source Book

Author: Karen Diadick Casselman

Publisher: Courier Corporation

ISBN: 9780486412313

Category: Crafts & Hobbies

Page: 82

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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.

Craft of the Dyer

Colour from Plants and Lichens

Author: Karen Leigh Casselman

Publisher: Courier Corporation

ISBN: 0486140377

Category: Crafts & Hobbies

Page: 256

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Here is a complete guide to making your own dye from a wide variety of plants — acorn to zinnia. Covers dyeing procedures, mordants, preparing fibers, every step. List of suppliers. Bibliography.

Ancient and Medieval Dyes

Author: William F. Leggett

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 1930585896

Category: Crafts & Hobbies

Page: 80

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Leggett's classic text, Ancient and Medieval Dyes, is an informative and easy-to-read introduction to the most common animal and vegetable dyes used before the introduction of synthetic chemical dyes.

Dyes from American Native Plants

A Practical Guide

Author: Lynne Richards,Ronald J. Tyrl

Publisher: Timber Press (OR)

ISBN: N.A

Category: Crafts & Hobbies

Page: 339

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The dyeing of textiles and other materials is a rewarding and delightful way to bring the colors of nature to daily living. In our technological age, dyes from plants offer subtle and diverse hues unavailable from synthetic dyestuffs. They connect practitioners to the environment as well as to the crafts and history of our ancestors. Dyes from native plants offer a special source of satisfaction and beauty.In this fascinating book, the authors have compiled extensive information to bring the techniques, plants, and lore of natural dyeing within every reader's reach. In the first part of the volume, they emphasize the science, history, and practical aspects of dyeing. Chapters include discussions of color theory, dye equipment, dye processes, mordants, and easy-to-follow instructions for processing plants and dyeing fabrics.The core of the book is an exhaustive reference to the hundreds of colors that can be obtained from 158 commonly encountered North American plant species. The authors include detailed records of the various plant parts needed to produce different colors, cross-referencing each color to the Munsell color system, an internationally accepted standard for describing color.Finally, the book offers a practical botanical field guide that allows readers to locate and identify each plant in the book. Beautiful color photographs round out the volume.

Macrolichens of the Pacific Northwest

Author: Linda Geiser

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: History

Page: 464

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A key component in healthy ecosystems, lichens can be found in almost any natural habitat in the Pacific Northwest. This revised and expanded edition of the first comprehensive guide to the region's macrolichens is intended for use by beginners as well as specialists: weekend naturalists will be able to identify specimens and recognize the great diversity of lichens, while lichenologists and mycologists will gain greater knowledge of the distribution and abundance of various species. The new edition incorporates an understanding of macrolichens that has advanced tremendously in the ten years since the first edition. It includes 116 new species, many of them new to science since 1997, and 176 additional illustrations. Macrolichens of the Pacific Northwest includes keys to 108 genera and 574 species of Oregon and Washington macrolichens all the macrolichens known or expected to occur in the two states. The keys also provide reasonable coverage for lichens of Idaho and Montana, inland to the Continental Divide. Color photographs and detailed descriptions are provided for 243 species, emphasizing lichens prevalent in forested ecosystems. The illustrated glossary and introductory material cover the terminology needed to identify macrolichens and provide information on collection and handling. The biology, ecology, and air-quality sensitivity of lichens are discussed, and regional air quality sensitivities are provided for more than one hundred species. Macrolichens of the Pacific Northwest will prove invaluable to anyone seeking to identify lichens or to better understand these organisms and their vital role in the natural world.

North American dye plants

Author: Anne Bliss

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Crafts & Hobbies

Page: 288

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Handsome line drawings of 126 common, roadside plants are included with tips on how to use them to obtain a range of warm, subtle colors.

Natural Dyes and Home Dyeing

Author: Rita J. Adrosko

Publisher: Courier Corporation

ISBN: 0486156095

Category: Crafts & Hobbies

Page: 160

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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.

The Handbook of Natural Plant Dyes

Personalize Your Craft with Organic Colors from Acorns, Blackberries, Coffee, and Other Everyday Ingredients

Author: Sasha Duerr

Publisher: Timber Press

ISBN: 9781604690712

Category: Architecture

Page: 171

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Through step-by-step instructions and color-saturated photographs, textile designer Sasha Duerr explains the basics of making and using natural plant dye, from gathering materials and making the dyes to simple ideas for how to use them. --from publisher description

Organic Fiber Dyeing

The Colonial Williamsburg Method

Author: Max Hamrick

Publisher: Amer Quilters Society

ISBN: 9781604601114

Category: Crafts & Hobbies

Page: 95

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Traditional Dyes for Modern Fabric Lovers. Color, color, and more color-dyeing fabric was just as important to the citizens of 18th-century America in places such as Williamsburg, Virginia, as it is to today's quilters and fabric artists. Using traditional dyestuffs in nontoxic ways, quilters can blend the historic old with a vibrant new world of pure color. Nine natural color sources are used in recipes to create 14 beautiful colors for wool, cotton, or linen fabrics, textiles, and yarns. Professional photography by Barbara Lombardi.

Field Guide to the Lichens of White Rocks

(Boulder, Colorado)

Author: Erin Tripp

Publisher: University Press of Colorado

ISBN: 1607325543

Category: Nature

Page: 176

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Field Guide to the Lichens of White Rocks is a careful examination of the lichens that occur at the ecologically important and lichenologically rich urban outcropping of Fox Hills sandstone known as White Rocks Nature Preserve, located in Boulder County, Colorado. This extensively illustrated field guide presents detailed information on the macroscopic and microscopic features needed to identify species, as well as extensive notes on how to differentiate closely related lichens—both those present at White Rocks and those likely to be found elsewhere in western North America. This guide is one of the only complete lichen inventories of a sandstone formation in North America and covers all constituents including the crustose microlichen biota, traditionally excluded from other inventories. A short introduction and glossary equip the reader with basic information on lichen morphology, reproduction, and ecology. Visitors to White Rocks Nature Preserve must schedule staff-led public tours or set up sponsored research projects through the City of Boulder Open Space and Mountain Parks, and there are many other outcroppings of Fox Hills sandstone across the West, making Field Guide to the Lichens of White Rocks a significant resource for anyone interested in this unique environment. This accessible, user-friendly guide will also be valuable to naturalists and lichenologists around the world as well as educators, conservationists, and land managers concerned with the growing significance of open spaces and other protected urban areas throughout North America. The University Press of Colorado gratefully acknowledges the generous support of the University of Colorado Natural History Museum, City of Boulder Parks & Open Spaces, and the Colorado Native Plant Society board and members toward the publication of this book.

Mosses, Lichens & Ferns of Northwest North America

Author: Dale Hadley Vitt,Janet E. Marsh,Robin Bruce Bovey

Publisher: Lone Pine Publishing

ISBN: 9781551055695

Category: Nature

Page: 296

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This book brings the small yet beautiful world of mosses, liverworts, lichens and ferns to those interested in the fascinating world of our Northwest nature. Covering the region from southern Oregon to Alaska and from the Pacific Ocean to Montana and Saskatchewan, this guide features: * Over 370 of the most common species enhanced with photos * Hundreds of additional similar species described * The major vegetation zones in northwestern North America * Habitat descriptions and distribution maps * Systematic keys to the species in each section * Horsetails and clubmosses, as well as mosses, liverworts, lichens and ferns.

Indigo, Madder & Marigold

A Portfolio of Colors from Natural Dyes

Author: Trudy Van Stralen

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Crafts & Hobbies

Page: 127

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How to achieve a full spectrum of hues from just a few dyepots using minimal mordants and a creative approach to dye mixing, overdying, and pH modifications. Includes more than 100 recipes.

The Rainbow Beneath My Feet

A Mushroom Dyer's Field Guide

Author: Arleen Rainis Bessette,Alan Bessette

Publisher: Syracuse University Press

ISBN: 9780815606802

Category: Crafts & Hobbies

Page: 176

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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.

Harvesting Color

How to Find Plants and Make Natural Dyes

Author: Rebecca Burgess

Publisher: Artisan Books

ISBN: 1579654258

Category: Crafts & Hobbies

Page: 180

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"'Harvesting Color' presents the entire process of infusing your life with color--finding the right plants, harvesting them at the best time, transforming the crop into beautiful dye, and, finally, marring pigment to fiber. In this beautiful book, Rebecca Burgess showcases thre dozen common plants that yield striking hues. Citing fascinating botanical lore, she demystifies the process of recognizing each plant in the wild. For those you can grow yourself, she details when to sow the seed and how to nuture the plant. For all the plants, you'll learn the optimal time to harvest, as well as how to extract the best dyes" --Cover flap.

101 Uses for Stinging Nettles

Author: Piers Warren

Publisher: Wildeye

ISBN: 1905843003

Category:

Page: 50

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Stinging nettles are, for many of us, nothing more than persistent weeds with a painful sting. But apart from having an important role in the web of life, nettles are an incredibly useful plant to mankind. They have been put to myriad uses by our ancestors, and many of these are still valid today. Already stinging nettle products are growing in popularity in the field of alternative medicine, as their wide range of health benefits becomes better known. This unique book explores the diverse uses of this fascinating plant - in the garden and the kitchen, for their medical and fibrous properties and so on. It is packed with practical suggestions, as well as a guide to the botany of stinging nettles, and how to collect and store them. For example, you will discover how to use nettles to: make a liquid plant fertiliser brew an unusual beer make a dandruff treatment protect beehives flavour an omelette make friendship bracelets repel flies naturally make green or yellow fabric dyes keep yourself warm in the winter and much more ... The many health benefits of taking nettles in various forms include relief from: hay fever and other allergies; acne and other skin conditions; arthritis and rheumatism; asthma; stress; high blood pressure; depression; enlarged prostate gland. The book also features Digital Nettle Art!

Wild Colour

How to Grow, Prepare and Use Natural Plant Dyes

Author: Jenny Dean

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781845335694

Category: Dye plants

Page: 144

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Jenny Dean's Wild Colour is the modern classic title on traditional dyeing methods. A celebration of the wealth of natural dyes that can be obtained from over 60 species of plants from common marigolds to rhubarb. Part one introduces the concept of natural dyeing and demonstrates how easy it is to get started. All the techniques are explained with step-by-step sequences and photographs. Colour charts help you to work out which method is best for each dye plant and material.Part two reveals the wide range of plants that you can use for natural dyeing. Colour swatches show the tried and tested range of colours you can extract from each plant.

Traditional Scottish Dyes and how to Make Them

Author: Jean Fraser

Publisher: Interlink Publishing Group Incorporated

ISBN: 9780862415754

Category: Crafts & Hobbies

Page: 134

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This is a reissue of a book of recipes for dyeing wools. Scotland has a tradition of famous tweeds and tartans and is renowned throughout the world for the manufacture of cloth. In the past, dyeing methods were jealously guarded secrets handed down by word of mouth from one generation to the next.