The Modern Natural Dyer

A Comprehensive Guide to Dyeing Silk, Wool, Linen and Cotton at Home

Author: Kristine Vejar

Publisher: Stewart, Tabori and Chang

ISBN: 9781617691751

Category: Crafts & Hobbies

Page: 192

View: 9550

Thousands of natural materials can produce glorious color--the insect cochineal produces pink, maroon, and purple, and more than 500 species of plants produce indigo blue. Now, in The Modern Natural Dyer, expert Kristine Vejar shares the most user-friendly techniques for dyeing yarn, fabric, and finished goods at home with foraged and garden-raised dyestuffs as well as with convenient natural dye extracts. Demystifying the "magic," Vejar explains in explicit, easy-to-follow detail how to produce consistent, long-lasting color. With stunning photography of the dyes themselves, the dyeing process, and 20 projects for home and wardrobe (some to knit, some to sew, and some just a matter of submerging a finished piece in a prepared bath), The Modern Natural Dyer is a complete resource for aspiring and experienced dye artisans.

Harvesting Color

How to Find Plants and Make Natural Dyes

Author: Rebecca Burgess

Publisher: Artisan Books

ISBN: 1579654258

Category: Crafts & Hobbies

Page: 180

View: 847

"'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.

Natural Color

Vibrant Plant Dye Projects for Your Home and Wardrobe

Author: Sasha Duerr

Publisher: Watson-Guptill

ISBN: 1607749378

Category: Crafts & Hobbies

Page: 272

View: 4285

A beautiful book of seasonal projects for using the brilliant spectrum of colors derived from plants to naturally dye your clothing and home textiles. Organized by season, Natural Color is a beautifully photographed guide to the full range of plant dyes available, drawn from commonly found fruits, flowers, trees, and herbs, with accompanying projects. Using sustainable methods and artisinal techniques, designer, artist, and professor Sasha Duerr details achievable ways to apply these limitless color possibilities to your home and wardrobe. Whether you are new to dyeing or more practiced, Duerr's clear and simple ingredients lists, step-by-step instructions, and detailed breakouts on techniques such as shibori, dip-dye, and block printing will ensure beautiful results. With recipes to dye everything from dresses and sweaters to rugs and napkins, Natural Color will inspire fashion enthusiasts, home decorators, textile lovers, and everyone else who wants to bring more color into their life.

Eco Colour

Author: India Flint

Publisher: Allen & Unwin

ISBN: 1741960797

Category: Dye plants

Page: 238

View: 5038

An expert, highly accessible and achievable handbook of ecologically sustainable plant dye methods using renewable resources

Natural Dyeing

Author: Jackie Crook

Publisher: Sterling Publishing Company

ISBN: 9781600592225

Category: Crafts & Hobbies

Page: 112

View: 8301

For thousands of years, natural dyes have been celebrated for their subtlety and diversity—and, thanks to contemporary concerns about chemicals and toxins, their popularity is surging again. Fortunately, as this vibrant guide so elegantly shows, the craft is both easy and enjoyable to explore and requires no special equipment: just ordinary pots and pans. A thoroughly illustrated tutorial covers all the basics of hot and cool dyeing, and 30 colorful options to try, including roots and plants (madder, tumeric, henna), wood (cutch, fustic), flowers (safflower, dandelion, daffodil), leaves and stalks (tea, rhubarb, indigo), and fruits and vegetables (blackberry, wild cherry, avocado). From pale pinks and vibrant oranges to earthy browns and rich blues, a vast spectrum of hues awaits.

Prepared to Dye

Dyeing Techniques for Fiber Artists

Author: Gene Shepherd

Publisher: Ampry Publishing, LLC

ISBN: 1881982920

Category: Crafts & Hobbies

Page: 186

View: 4155

Dye wool without chemicals How to dye wool with acid dyes Gene's tips and techniques for dyeing yarn and wool yardage Essential for all wool fiber artists, especially those working in rug hooking, wool appliqu�, or quilting with wool Learn how to marbleize, spot dye, marry colors, and casserole dye to make exquisite wool

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

View: 7015

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

The Art and Craft of Natural Dyeing

Traditional Recipes for Modern Use

Author: J. N. Liles

Publisher: Univ. of Tennessee Press

ISBN: 9780870496707

Category: Crafts & Hobbies

Page: 222

View: 2457

"This is the most comprehensive manual written on natural dyes since the early 1800s. Jim Liles has rescued ancient skills from near-extinction and shared them in a book that will inspire, challenge, and guide the modern dyer."--Rita Buchanan, author of A Weaver's Garden, and editor of the new Brooklyn Botanic Gardens Handbook on Natural Dyes " . . . a must for every dyer. The recipes are explicit and detailed as to success and failure."--Mary Frances Davidson For several thousand years, all dyes were of animal, vegetable, or mineral origin, and many ancient civilizations possessed excellent dye technologies. The first synthetic dye was produced in 1856, and the use of traditional dyes declined rapidly thereafter. By 1915 few non-synthetics were used by industry or craftspeople. The craft revivals of the 1920s explored traditional methods of natural dyeing to some extent, particularly with wool, although the great eighteenth- and nineteenth-century dye manuals, which recorded the older processes, remained largely forgotten. In The Art and Craft of Natural Dyeing, J. N. Liles consolidates the lore of the older dyers with his own first-hand experience to produce both a history of natural dyes and a practical manual for using pre-synthetic era processes on all the natural fibers--cotton, linen, silk, and wool. A general section on dyeing and mordanting and a glossary introduce the beginner to dye technology. In subsequent chapters, Liles summarizes the traditional dye methods available for each major color group. Scores of recipes provide detailed instructions on how to collect ingredients--flowers, weeds, insects, wood, minerals--prepare the dyevat, troubleshoot, and achieve specific shades. The book will appeal not only to beginning and veteran dyers but to students of restorations and reconstruction as well as to craftspeople--spinners, quilters, weavers, knitters, and other textile artists--interested in natural dyes for their beauty and historical authenticity. The Author: J. N. Liles is professor of zoology at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville. He has taught at Arrowmont School and other regional craft schools and has exhibited his work at the Arrowmont School, the Southern Highland Handicraft Guild Folk Art Center, and the Carol Reece Museum.

Complete Guide to Natural Dyeing

Fabric, Yarn and Fibre

Author: Eva Lambert,Tracy Kendall

Publisher: Search

ISBN: 9781844485277

Category: Dye plants

Page: 143

View: 447

Eva Lambert, born in Germany, brought up in the US, and now a UK citizen living in Scotland, has lived in Turkey and travelled extensively in North and West Africa studying weaving and dyeing techniques. In 1998, she opened the Shilasdair shop on the Isle of Skye, selling exclusively natural-dyed yarns. She has given talks, workshops and been the subject of various exhibitions of her work in the UK, also doing historical dyeing for the Victoria and Albert Millennium Exhibition.

Second Skin

Choosing and Caring for Textiles and Clothing

Author: India Flint

Publisher: Murdoch Books Pty Limited

ISBN: 9781741967210

Category: Design

Page: 286

View: 735

A sumptuously photographed reference explores where clothing comes from while offering advice on how to select, maintain and repurpose textiles, sharing recommendations for making ecologically friendly choices in a reference that also profiles designers and artists who work with salvaged materials.

Hand Dyeing Yarn and Fleece

Dip-Dyeing, Hand-Painting, Tie-Dyeing, and Other Creative Techniques

Author: Gail Callahan

Publisher: Storey Publishing

ISBN: 1603424687

Category: Crafts & Hobbies

Page: 168

View: 9611

Provides instructions for dying yarn and fleece using various techniques, designs, and dyes, along with information on supplies and finding the right colors.

The Dyer's Garden

Author: Rita Buchanan

Publisher: Interweave

ISBN: 9781883010072

Category: Crafts & Hobbies

Page: 112

View: 8916

Touching on the history and nature of dye plants, this comprehensive guide walks readers through a garden season from design to planting to harvesting for the dyepot, discussing 18 dye plants in detail.

The Craft of Natural Dyeing

Author: Jenny Dean

Publisher: Search PressLtd

ISBN: 9780855327446

Category: Crafts & Hobbies

Page: 64

View: 393

The glowing yellow of goldenrod, the warm brown of walnut shells, the pale green of birch leaves ... all the colors of nature delight the eye. To create an infinite variety of beautiful natural colors on wool, silk, cotton and other yarns and materials you can use a host of flowers, leaves, barks and roots, from dahlias and safflower to onion skins and turmeric. Expert dyer Jenny Dean shows you how to dye at home using simple equipment. There is helpful advice on the mordanting process that will fix the color, and guidance on light-fastness, plus instructions on how to use traditional dyestuffs such as color, indigo, weld and madder. For the true enthusiast, there is a chapter on growing one's own dye plants, but even the first-time dyer will be captivated by the rich effects obtainable in the world of natural color.

Why We Think the Things We Think

Philosophy in a Nutshell

Author: Alain Stephen

Publisher: Michael O'Mara Books

ISBN: 1782434119

Category: Philosophy

Page: 191

View: 8511

Have you ever found yourself alone with your thoughts? Have you ever been asked if the glass is half full or half empty? Do you wonder what true happiness is or how to attain it? Or maybe nothing really matters if everything is just an illusion or a dream? These ideas are some of the central questions of philosophical inquiry that have engaged, troubled and exasperated some of the greatest minds throughout the history of human civilization, provoking argument and debate in an attempt to broaden the horizons of human thought. Author Alain Stephen attempts to demystify some of these key questions by tracing their origins in the writings of prominent thinkers through the ages, from the colonnades of ancient Greece to the intellectual salons of twentieth-century France, and show how these ideas and concepts developed over time. Why We Think the Way We Do provides plenty of food for thought for both the amateur philosopher and enlightened thinker to digest.

Natural Processes in Textile Art

From Rust Dyeing to Found Objects

Author: Alice Fox

Publisher: Batsford

ISBN: 9781849942980

Category: Crafts & Hobbies

Page: 128

View: 7686

More and more textile artists are using natural processes in their work, from dyeing with rust to working with found and scavenged items, and this book is the first to cover this increasingly popular subject. It promotes a way of working creatively with what is close at hand, whether gathered on walks by the seashore or collected in your garden, and working in tune with natural processes, bringing the rhythms and unpredictability of nature into your work. Examples of this type of working include burying embroidered fabric to give it a natural patina, dyeing with garden fruits or seaweed, weaving with pieces of beachcombed fibre, printing with found objects and making sun prints. In some cases nature is directly harnessed to make its mark on work; for one of her pieces, the author wrapped cloth around rusty bolts on sea defences, then unwrapped them weeks later to reveal patterns made by rust. The book is illustrated with the finest examples of contemporary embroidery and textile-art work using nature, by artists whose practice is tied up with their experience of and respect for the natural environment, often capturing a very strong sense of place and a feeling of calmness and contemplation.

Wild Colour

How to Grow, Prepare and Use Natural Plant Dyes

Author: Jenny Dean

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781845335694

Category: Dye plants

Page: 144

View: 3410

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.

Good Grief, It’s Your Birthday!

Growing Up Without Growing Old

Author: Charles Schulz

Publisher: Sourcebooks, Inc.

ISBN: 149260089X

Category: Humor

Page: 40

View: 3147

Good grief-another year has passed! And it's time to celebrate with Charlie Brown. This book is filled with birthday wishes and wisdom from the one and only Peanuts gang. This festival of happiness will delight anyone on their special day, no matter what age. Featuring timeless quotes and classic comic strips to help you get over the fact that you're headed into another year. I've developed a new philosophy... I only dread one day at a time. —Charlie Brown In the book of life, the answers aren't in the back. —Charlie Brown If it seems too complicated, make it easy on yourself...just send money. How about tens and twenties? —Sally von Pelt

On the Loom

A Modern Weaver's Guide

Author: Maryanne Moodie

Publisher: Abrams

ISBN: 1613122977

Category: Crafts & Hobbies

Page: 144

View: 6974

In On the Loom, Maryanne Moodie brings the ancient art of weaving to the modern day in a comprehensive guide packed with step-by-step tutorials and beautiful photography. Learn the basics of this simple and beautiful craft with valuable information on basic stitches, tools needed, and even how to make your own looms. Split by loom type—circular, rectangular, and even found objects—24 lush, bohemian, and uniquely modern projects for the home and to wear draw deeply on the nostalgic quality of vintage textiles. In addition to the how-to, this is the ultimate resource for finding your own creativity and style through this medium, from learning which materials to use for different effects to discovering how to use color to create vintage-inspired projects with a modern twist.

I Love Science

A Journal for Self-Discovery and Big Ideas

Author: Rachel Ignotofsky

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 1607749807

Category: Self-Help

Page: 192

View: 938

Colourful and charmingly illustrated, the Women in Science Journal encourages young women and girls to ponder the world and the daily ins and outs of their lives. Opening with a short reference section that contains basic equations, the periodic table, basic HTML codes, and a measurement converter, the journal then invites the user to write and dream through writing prompts like, "What is a challenge you've overcome recently?" and inspirational quotes from notable women who've achieved greatness in the science, technology, mathematics, and engineering (STEM) fields, such as famous primatologist Jane Goodall's, "Only when our clever brain and our human heart work together can we reach our full potential."