A Heritage of Colour
Natural Dyes Past and PresentBook - 2014
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
Branch Call Number: 667.26 D2817h 2014
Characteristics: 160 pages : colour illustrations ; 21 cm
Alternative Title: Heritage of color