A Heritage of Colour

A Heritage of Colour

Natural Dyes Past and Present

Book - 2014
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Inspired by the colours on textile fragments from the Iron Age and by the achievements of early dyers, the author describes some of the dyes and methods of the past and considers how they can be adapted for use by today's dyers. The book covers all the basics of natural dyeing and explains in detail how to experiment with local plants, wherever you may live, to produce a wide range of beautiful, rich colours on textile fibres. A Heritage of Colour also includes sections on dyeing with fungi, contact printing on cloth and dyeing multi-coloured fibres and fabrics. The emphasis throughout is on environmentally-friendly methods and on the thrill of personal discovery through practical experience.
Publisher: Tunbridge Wells, Kent : Search Press, [2014]
ISBN: 9781782210368
Branch Call Number: 667.26 D345
Characteristics: 160 pages : illustrations ; 21 cm
Alternative Title: Heritage of color


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Apr 11, 2017

Traditional dyeing at its finest! Author includes multiple skein examples of each dye to show the variation you might get. Detailed description of her experience working with each dyestuff, including variations in amounts and processing. An excellent book to add to the collection for any home or artist natural fiber crafter.


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