Lichen Dyes

The New Source Book

Author: Karen Diadick Casselman

Publisher: Courier Corporation

ISBN: 9780486412313

Category: Crafts & Hobbies

Page: 82

View: 1087

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.

Farben der Globalisierung

Die Entstehung moderner Märkte für Farbstoffe 1500-1900

Author: Alexander Engel

Publisher: Campus Verlag

ISBN: 3593388693

Category: History

Page: 386

View: 3327

Globalgeschichte Herausgegeben von Sebastian Conrad, Andreas Eckert und Ulrike Freitag

Recent Advances in Lichenology

Modern Methods and Approaches in Lichen Systematics and Culture Techniques

Author: Dalip Kumar Upreti,Pradeep K. Divakar,Vertika Shukla,Rajesh Bajpai

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 8132222350

Category: Science

Page: 232

View: 1751

This book discusses in detail molecular, mycobiont culture, biomonitoring and bioprospection of lichens, providing insights into advances in different fields of lichenology by applying modern techniques and approaches and examining how their application has enhanced or changed classical approaches. It offers a valuable resource, especially for beginners, students and researchers from different academic backgrounds interested in the study of lichens. In recent years, the introduction of modern analytical techniques and approaches has significantly improved our understanding of the environment, including lichens. Lichens are unique organisms which possess untapped potential as effective and reliable bioindicators, sources of therapeutic phytochemicals, and as excellent extremophiles. The unique and peculiar characteristics of lichens underline the need for a multidimensional approach to explore their potential in various fields of environment science, botany and chemistry. Modern techniques, especially molecular techniques, have greatly enriched the field of lichen taxonomy and its position in the plant kingdom, revealing little-known species and exploring their evolutionary history, while multivariate analysis and GIS approaches have established lichens as an ideal and reliable tool for monitoring air pollution. Advanced culture techniques have expanded the pharmacological applications of lichens, which was formerly restricted due to their small biomass. The advent of sophisticated analytical instrumentation has now facilitated the isolation and characterization of lichens’ bioactive constituents, even in lower concentrations, as well as the estimation of their stress responses at different levels of pollution. As lichen diversity is adversely affected by increasing air pollution, there is a pressing need to develop effective management practices to conserve, restore and document lichen diversity.

Handbook of Natural Colorants

Author: Thomas Bechtold,Rita Mussak

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 9780470744963

Category: Science

Page: 434

View: 9190

Concentration on renewable resources, sustainability and replacement of oil based products are driving forces to reassess the potential of natural resources including natural colorants. The growing consumer interest in purchasing “green” products, which exhibit an improved environmental profile, can be seen as the break-through force needed to reintroduce natural colorants into the modern markets. Written by scientists with specialised knowledge in the field, Handbook of Natural Colorants provides a unique source of information, summarising the present knowledge of natural colorants in depth. Supporting researchers in this emerging field of sustainable chemistry, it provides easy access to the theory and practice of natural colorants from different viewpoints, including agricultural, economic and legislative aspects. Topics covered include: History of coloration technology Present position of natural colorants Regional plant source availability Specific application techniques Chemical properties that professional dyers and chemists have to consider Agricultural sourcing of dyes with an emphasis on renewable resources Discussions on energy and material balance issues arising from the sourcing of materials Production aspects of colorants, leading on to the key applications Environmental and economic aspects Also included are the pros and cons of natural dyestuffs, presenting some promising results and evaluating the potential use of vegetable dyes as alternatives to chemical-based ones with a focus on green chemistry

Naturfarben auf Wolle und Seide - Färben ohne giftige Zusätze

Author: Dorothea Fischer

Publisher: BoD – Books on Demand

ISBN: 3848268388

Category: Crafts & Hobbies

Page: 244

View: 6677

Bearbeitete und stark erweiterte Neuauflage des Buches "Wolle und Seide mit Naturstoffen färben – Leuchtende Farben ohne giftige Zusätze" mit 90 alten und 110 neuen Hauptrezepten, vielen Unterrezepten und genauen Anleitungen zum Färben. Die verwendeten Materialien, Pflanzen und Zusätze werden detailliert nach Herkunft, Inhaltsstoffen und kulturgeschichtlichem Hintergrund beschrieben. Die Autorin hat die Anregungen vieler Frauen aufgenommen, die Färbepflanzen selbst sammeln oder anbauen. Sie beschreibt neben exotischen, vor allem einheimische Färbepflanzen und ihre Anwendung. Ein Praxisbuch, das auch Anfängern das Färben mit Naturstoffen nahe bringt und mit 197 vorwiegend farbigen Abbildungen das Buch zu einem ästhetischen Genuss werden lässt, nicht nur für Färber!

Nuts & Bolts

Industrial Jewelry in the Steampunk Style

Author: Marthe Le Van

Publisher: Courier Corporation

ISBN: 0486790274

Category: Crafts & Hobbies

Page: 128

View: 6630

Use tubes, rods, metal sheets, and other industrial items to create chic jewelry. Detailed instructions for 24 projects feature illustrated step-by-step directions for assembling earrings, necklaces, pins, and other ornaments.

Books in Print

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Publisher: N.A


Category: American literature

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Books in print is the major source of information on books currently published and in print in the United States. The database provides the record of forthcoming books, books in-print, and books out-of-print.

Lichens (Collins New Naturalist Library, Book 86)

Author: Oliver Gilbert

Publisher: HarperCollins UK

ISBN: 0007406703

Category: Nature

Page: 288

View: 5037

Lichens are fascinating and beautiful organisms able to colonise a vast range of habitats, including seemingly impossible places such as bare icy mountain tops and sun-scorched coastal rocks. This book discusses all aspects of British lichens, revealing the secrets of their success. This edition is exclusive to

Hawaii Dye Plants and Dye Recipes

Author: Val Krohn-Ching

Publisher: University of Hawaii Press

ISBN: 9780824806989

Category: Crafts & Hobbies

Page: 136

View: 9454

For those who work with FIBER in weaving, spinning, crocheting, knitting, macrame; for those who work with CLOTH in batik, tie-dying, quilting, applique, soft sculpture, sewing. With this book you can come one step closer to making it from scratch - increasing your involvement and satisfaction in your craft, while enhancing the beauty and value of your finished uh_product. Rich, soft, subtle colors, not easily copied by synthetic man-made dyes, are commonly obtained from natural dye sources. The end reward is beautiful natural colors, but equally rewarding is the pleasure to be derived from collecting natural materials and from the dyeing process itself. The world around you becomes a treasure house of hidden possibilities, with common and readily available plant materials yielding colors that can be as surprising as they are special. Like the ancient Hawaiians who colored their tapa cloth with dyes from kukui, ferns, and other plants of their islands, you become more sensitive to your natural environment. A greater respect for craftspeople of the past and a deeper appreciation for the materials are every natural dyer's gain. Val Frieling Krohn-Ching is a distinguished weaving and textile design artist whose curiosity and desire for experimenting has also made her the authority on dyeing with plant materials in Hawaii using wool fibers. She now shares the results of her years of experimentation - and her enthusiasm - with others. Even beginners can use her basic principles and techniques successfully to achieve new results of their own. Hawaii Dye Plants and Dye Recipes is itself an artistic production, filled with charming, botanically accurate pen-and-ink drawings to aid in plant identification. Instructions are concise and easy to follow. Interesting information about each plant enlivens the text, as do personal comments about the author's experimentation and sources of natural materials. A color chart, photographed from actual wool samples prepared by the author, shows more than 300 beautiful results that the natural dyer can achieve using recipes in this book.

Sonne, Sex und Schokolade

mehr Chemie im Alltag

Author: John Emsley

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 9783527307906


Page: 288

View: 4157

Emsleys preisgekrönter Erfolgstitel Parfum, Portwein, PVC... Chemie im Alltag verlangte eine Fortsetzung. Hier ist sie! Entdecken Sie, warum Schokolade uns glücklich macht, was im Körper passiert, wenn Männer von der Liebe träumen, welche Geheimnisse Coca-Cola in sich birgt und ob Mozarts Tod nicht ein ärztlicher Kunstfehler war? Die Geheimnisse der Natur zu ergründen und zu entschlüsseln, scheint ein fast unlösbares Unterfangen zu sein. Keineswegs gefährlich wie eine Polarexpedition, sondern sehr vergnüglich, äußerst kurzweilig und lebendig kann eine solche Entdeckungsreise zum Breitengrad der Chemie mit John Emsley sein. Wissenschaftliche Informationen, historische Details, unterhaltsame Anekdoten und eine gute Portion Humor verwebt er zu fesselnden Geschichten, bei denen überraschende Wendungen garantiert nicht fehlen! Stimmen zum Buch: "Willkommen bei John Emsleys persönlichem und informativem Rundgang durch die Welt der Moleküle - allesamt Meisterwerke der Natur. Die Welt der Chemie wurde nie unterhaltsamer als in diesem erstaunlichen Reiseführer beschrieben." Roald Hoffmann, Cornell University "John Emsley ist der perfekte Führer durch die Welt der Chemie: stets weckt er den Wunsch nach noch mehr Geschichten, noch mehr Informationen!" Carl Djerassi, Stanford University