Colours from Nature: A Dyer's Handbook

Colours from Nature: A Dyer's Handbook

by Jenny Dean
     
 

ISBN-10: 1844484688

ISBN-13: 9781844484683

Pub. Date: 10/01/2009

Publisher: Search Press, Limited


Colours From Nature describes in full detail how to prepare and use natural dyes on a variety of fibres to produce a wide range of colours, following safe and environmentally-friendly methods.  See more details below

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Colours From Nature describes in full detail how to prepare and use natural dyes on a variety of fibres to produce a wide range of colours, following safe and environmentally-friendly methods.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781844484683
Publisher:
Search Press, Limited
Publication date:
10/01/2009
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
108
Product dimensions:
5.80(w) x 8.20(h) x 0.40(d)

Table of Contents

Preface 1

Introduction 3

Equipment and Safety 9

Selecting and Preparing Materials for Dyeing 14

Mordanting: Introduction 18

Using the percentage system for measuring 20

Manufactured chemicals and recipes 21

Making your own metallic mordant solutions 24

Plant mordants and recipes 28

Selecting and Applying Dye Colours: Introduction 31

Quantities 32

Extracting dye colour 34

Applying dye colour 35

General Instructions for Extracting and Applying Dye Colour 36

Making and Using Colour Modifiers 37

Testing for Colour Potential 40

Testing for Light- and Wash-fastness 44

Checklist of Important Reminders 46

Summary of Processes 48

Recipes: Yellow 49

Orange 52

Brown and Tan 55

Red and Pink 59

Purple 66

Blue 70

Green 81

Grey 82

Black 84

Compound Colours 86

Using Natural Dye Extracts 87

Further Plant Sources of Dye Colour 91

Bibliography 93

Acknowledgements 94

Index 95

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