The Art and Craft of Natural Dyeing
The Art & Craft of Natural Dyeing
Traditional Recipes for Modern Use
J. N. Liles
The author consolidates the lore of 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. A general section on dyeing and mordanting and a glossary introduce the beginner to dye technology. Scores of recipes provide detailed instructions on how to collect ingredients, prepare the dye vat, troubleshoot, and achieve specific shades.
Softcover, 254 pages
6.5 x 0.5 x 9.5 inches